Mythological painting

Mythological genre (from Greek "mythos" - legend) - a genre of the fine art, devoted to events and heroes, about whom tell myths of the ancients. Myths, legends, stories have all nations of the world, and they are the major source of art work. The mythological genre arised in late ancient and medieval art when greco-roman myths and beliefs were no longer beliefs and became literary stories with moral and allegorical meaning. The mythological genre formed in the Renaissance, when ancient legends gave the richest subjects for paintings by Sandro Botticelli, Andrea Mantegna, Giorgione, and Raphael's frescoes. In the 17th century and early in the 19th century understanding about paintings of mythological genre significantly broaden. They designed for incarnation the high artistic ideals (Nicolas Poussin, Peter Paul Rubens), bring to life (Diego Velazquez, Pompeo Batoni, Rembrandt), and create a festive sight (Franois Boucher, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo).

In 19th century, mythological genre served as standard of high, perfect art (sculpture by Ivan Martos, paintings by Jacques-Louis David, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Alexander Ivanov). Along with subjects of classical mythology, Germanic, Celtic, Indian, Slavic myths became popular themes in the art in the 19th and 20th centuries.

At the beginning of the 20th century symbolism and art nouveau revived interest in the mythological genre (Gustave Moreau, Maurice Denis, Viktor Vasnetsov, Mikhail Vrubel). He got a modern reinterpretation in sculpture and graphic such artists as Aristide Maillol, Antoine Bourdelle, Sergey Konenkov, Pablo Picasso.



Art ( painting ) » Allegory, mythology, poetry » nu art in mythology painting


Pictures:

Nymph and Satyr :: Alexandre Cabanel
nu art in mythology painting - Nymph and Satyr  :: Alexandre Cabanel
The Birth of Venus :: Alexandre Cabanel
nu art in mythology painting - The Birth of Venus :: Alexandre Cabanel
The Cyclops Polyphemus :: Annibale Carracci
nu art in mythology painting -  The Cyclops Polyphemus :: Annibale Carracci
Triumph of Bacchus and Ariadne [detail- 1] :: Annibale Carracci
nu art in mythology painting -  Triumph of Bacchus and Ariadne [detail- 1] :: Annibale Carracci
Venus and Adonis :: Annibale Carracci
nu art in mythology painting - Venus and Adonis :: Annibale Carracci
Venus with a Satyr and Cupids :: Annibale Carracci
nu art in mythology painting - Venus with a Satyr and Cupids :: Annibale Carracci
Bacchus with Two Nymphs and Cupid :: Caesar van Everdingen
nu art in mythology painting - Bacchus with Two Nymphs and Cupid :: Caesar van Everdingen
The Four Muses with Pegasus :: Caesar van Everdingen
nu art in mythology painting - The Four Muses with Pegasus :: Caesar van Everdingen
The Wedding of Peleus and Thetis :: Cornelis Cornelisz Van Haarlem
nu art in mythology painting - The Wedding of Peleus and Thetis ::  Cornelis Cornelisz Van Haarlem
Diana and her Nymphs :: Domenichino
nu art in mythology painting - Diana and her Nymphs :: Domenichino
Circe and her Lovers in a Landscape :: Dosso Dossi
nu art in mythology painting - Circe and her Lovers in a Landscape :: Dosso Dossi
Diana and Calisto :: Dosso Dossi
nu art in mythology painting - Diana and Calisto :: Dosso Dossi
The Bath of Diana :: Fransois Clouet
nu art in mythology painting - The Bath of Diana :: Fransois Clouet
Diana and Actaeon (detail) :: Giuseppe Cesari
nu art in mythology painting - Diana and Actaeon (detail) :: Giuseppe Cesari
Diana and Actaeon :: Giuseppe Cesari
nu art in mythology painting - Diana and Actaeon :: Giuseppe Cesari
Mars And Venus Surprised By Apollo :: Hendrick De Clerck
nu art in mythology painting - Mars And Venus Surprised By Apollo :: Hendrick De Clerck
The Punishment of Midas :: Hendrick De Clerck
nu art in mythology painting - The Punishment of Midas :: Hendrick De Clerck
Aphrodite and Eros :: Henri Camille Danger
nu art in mythology painting - Aphrodite and Eros :: Henri Camille Danger
Lament for Icarus :: Herbert James Draper
nu art in mythology painting - Lament for Icarus :: Herbert James Draper
The Pearls of Aphrodite :: Herbert James Draper
nu art in mythology painting - The Pearls of Aphrodite :: Herbert James Draper
Ulysses and the Sirens :: Herbert James Draper
nu art in mythology painting - Ulysses and the Sirens :: Herbert James Draper
Waterbaby :: Herbert James Draper
nu art in mythology painting - Waterbaby :: Herbert James Draper
Diane La Chasseuse [Diana Of The Hunt] :: Horace de Callias
nu art in mythology painting - Diane La Chasseuse [Diana Of The Hunt] :: Horace de Callias
Cupid and Psyche :: Jacques-Louis David
nu art in mythology painting - Cupid and Psyche :: Jacques-Louis David
Mars Disarmed by Venus and the Three Graces :: Jacques-Louis David
nu art in mythology painting - Mars Disarmed by Venus and the Three Graces :: Jacques-Louis David
Oil on canvas, 1824 (308 x 262 cm)( 121,3 x 103 inch )
The Fisherman and the Siren :: Knut Ekvall
nu art in mythology painting - The Fisherman and the Siren :: Knut Ekvall
Bacchus And Adriadne :: Maurice Denis
nu art in mythology painting - Bacchus And Adriadne :: Maurice Denis
Cupid Carries Psyche To The Heaven :: Maurice Denis
nu art in mythology painting - Cupid Carries Psyche To The Heaven :: Maurice Denis
Cupid In Flight Is Struck By The Beauty Of Psyche :: Maurice Denis
nu art in mythology painting - Cupid In Flight Is Struck By The Beauty Of Psyche :: Maurice Denis
Psyche Discovers That Her Secret Lover Is Cupid :: Maurice Denis
nu art in mythology painting - Psyche Discovers That Her Secret Lover Is Cupid :: Maurice Denis
Psyche's Parents Abandon Her On The Summit Of The Mountain :: Maurice Denis
nu art in mythology painting - Psyche's Parents Abandon Her On The Summit Of The Mountain :: Maurice Denis
Nymphs In The Forest Fontainbleau :: Narcisse-Virgile Dhaz de la Peka
nu art in mythology painting - Nymphs In The Forest Fontainbleau :: Narcisse-Virgile Dhaz de la Peka
Flora Pastel on paper :: Rosalba Carriera
nu art in mythology painting - Flora Pastel on paper :: Rosalba Carriera
Nymph from Apollos Retinue :: Rosalba Carriera
nu art in mythology painting - Nymph from Apollos Retinue :: Rosalba Carriera
Cupid and Psyche :: Sir Antony van Dyck
nu art in mythology painting - Cupid and Psyche :: Sir Antony van Dyck
Jupiter and Antiope :: Sir Antony van Dyck
nu art in mythology painting - Jupiter and Antiope :: Sir Antony van Dyck
Susanna and the Elders :: Sir Antony van Dyck
nu art in mythology painting - Susanna and the Elders :: Sir Antony van Dyck
Andromeda Chained to the Rock by the Nereids :: Thiodore Chassiriau
nu art in mythology painting - Andromeda Chained to the Rock by the Nereids :: Thiodore Chassiriau
Apollo and Daphne :: Thiodore Chassiriau
nu art in mythology painting - Apollo and Daphne :: Thiodore Chassiriau
Sirens And The Night :: William Edward Frost
nu art in mythology painting - Sirens And The Night :: William Edward Frost
Bacchante Playing the Tambourine :: William Etty
nu art in mythology painting - Bacchante Playing the Tambourine :: William Etty
Britomart Redeems Fair Amoret :: William Etty
nu art in mythology painting - Britomart Redeems Fair Amoret :: William Etty
Candaules, King of Lydia, Shews his Wife by Stealth to Gyges, One of his Ministers, as She Goes to Bed :: William Etty
nu art in mythology painting - Candaules, King of Lydia, Shews his Wife by Stealth to Gyges, One of his Ministers, as She Goes to Bed :: William Etty
Cupid and Psyche :: William Etty
nu art in mythology painting - Cupid and Psyche :: William Etty
The Judgement of Paris :: William Etty
nu art in mythology painting - The Judgement of Paris :: William Etty
Venus and Cupid :: William Etty
nu art in mythology painting - Venus and Cupid :: William Etty
Venus And Her satellites :: William Etty
nu art in mythology painting - Venus And Her satellites :: William Etty
Lamia :: Herbert James Draper
nu art in mythology painting - Lamia :: Herbert James Draper
Othello And Desdemona :: Adolphe Weisz
nu art in mythology painting - Othello And Desdemona :: Adolphe Weisz
Cupid and Psyche :: Benjamin West
nu art in mythology painting - Cupid and Psyche :: Benjamin West
A Song Silenced :: Charles Chaplin
nu art in mythology painting - A Song Silenced :: Charles Chaplin
Venus A La Colombe :: Le'on Bazile Perrault
nu art in mythology painting -  Venus A La Colombe :: Le'on Bazile Perrault
Springtime Awakening :: Luc-Olivier Merson
nu art in mythology painting - Springtime Awakening :: Luc-Olivier Merson
A Woodland Nymph :: Philip Hermogenes Calderon
nu art in mythology painting - A Woodland Nymph :: Philip Hermogenes Calderon
Cupid and Psiheja :: William Adolphe Bouguereau
nu art in mythology painting - Cupid and Psiheja :: William Adolphe Bouguereau
The Love of the Nymph :: Louis Emile Adan
nu art in mythology painting - The Love of the Nymph :: Louis Emile Adan
The Sirens :: Henri Fantin-Latour
nu art in mythology painting - The Sirens :: Henri Fantin-Latour
Florinda :: Franz Xavier Winterhalter
nu art in mythology painting - Florinda :: Franz Xavier Winterhalter
Sleeping Venus :: Artemisia Gentileschi
nu art in mythology painting - Sleeping Venus :: Artemisia Gentileschi
Fata Morgana :: George Frederick Watts
nu art in mythology painting - Fata Morgana :: George Frederick Watts
Orpheus and Eurydice :: George Frederick Watts
nu art in mythology painting - Orpheus and Eurydice :: George Frederick Watts
The Judgement Of Paris :: George Frederick Watts
nu art in mythology painting - The Judgement Of Paris :: George Frederick Watts
The Awakening of Adonis :: John William Waterhouse
nu art in mythology painting - The Awakening of Adonis :: John William Waterhouse
The Hamadryad :: John William Waterhouse
nu art in mythology painting - The Hamadryad :: John William Waterhouse
Venus Showing Mars her Doves Making a Nest in his Helmet :: Joseph-Marie Vien
nu art in mythology painting - Venus Showing Mars her Doves Making a Nest in his Helmet :: Joseph-Marie Vien
Pandora :: Jules Joseph Lefebvre
nu art in mythology painting - Pandora :: Jules Joseph Lefebvre
Size: Unknown

technique: oil on canvas
Pandora :: Jules Joseph Lefebvre
nu art in mythology painting - Pandora :: Jules Joseph Lefebvre
1882

Size: 96.5 x 74.9 cm (37.99 "x 29.49")

technique: oil on canvas
L'amour Blesse (Love Hurts) :: Jules Joseph Lefebvre
nu art in mythology painting - L'amour Blesse (Love Hurts) :: Jules Joseph Lefebvre
Chloe (study) :: Jules Joseph Lefebvre
nu art in mythology painting - Chloe (study) :: Jules Joseph Lefebvre
Nymph and Bacchus :: Jules Joseph Lefebvre
nu art in mythology painting - Nymph and Bacchus :: Jules Joseph Lefebvre

Nymph et Bacchus

technique: oil on canvas

[naked goddess with onions, putti, game, statue, park]

Nymph with morning glory flowers
nu art in mythology painting - Nymph with morning glory flowers
[portrait of a girl three-quarters]
Venus, Mars, and Vulcan
nu art in mythology painting - Venus, Mars, and Vulcan

1547-1551, Alte Pinakothek, Munich

Picture size is 135 x 198 cm, oil on canvas. 

Mars and Venus Discovered by the Gods :: Joachim Wtewael
nu art in mythology painting - Mars and Venus Discovered by the Gods :: Joachim Wtewael

1610-1612, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

Picture size is 20.2 x 15.5 cm, oil on canvas.

Bacchus, Ceres and Cupid :: AACHEN, Hans von
nu art in mythology painting - Bacchus, Ceres and Cupid :: AACHEN, Hans von
Bacchus, Ceres and Cupid
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Oil on canvas, 163 x 113 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
Apollo, Hyacinthus and Cyparissus Singing and Playing Music :: Alexander Ivanov
nu art in mythology painting - Apollo, Hyacinthus and Cyparissus Singing and Playing Music :: Alexander Ivanov
Apollo, Hyacinthus and Cyparissus Singing and Playing Music. 1831-1834. Oil on canvas. 100 x 139,9.






Hide Comments (2)

PokerGirl
User Rating: 171
May 24, 2018


Cool and magestic!!!

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User
User Rating: 184
June 6, 2018


I'm neither a connoisseur of mythology nor a fan of the genre of nu, so in this section most of the pictures leave me indifferent. But some works are interesting in their idea or embodiment. "Waterbaby" of Herbert James Draper is very touching, depicts a newborn baby in a sink, unequivocally equating it with a pearl - this natural and unique treasure. Also I like "The Fisherman and the Siren" of Knut Ekvall, showing a siren pulling a fisherman into the sea. And the water that the artist spins [Expand]

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