Today we return to the National Gallery of Canada to pick up where we left off. The Baroque Room is a large space within the world collection with works of a biblical, mythological, or historic nature. Here's a wide view of the space.
Sunday, May 2, 2021
Treasures Within A Baroque Room
Landscape With A Temple of Bacchus is a 1644 painting by Claude Lorrain.
Here we have Ulysseys Discovering Astyanax Hidden In Hector's Tomb by Sebastien Bourdon, dating to 1654-56.
The Abduction of Europa is by Guido Reni, circa 1636, featuring Zeus, the hedonistic Greek king of the gods turning himself into a bull to carry off the latest maiden to catch his eye. Just what were the Greeks drinking?
Today we finish with this. The Departure of Abraham For Canaan is by Jacopo Bassano and his workshop, dating circa 1570.