20 Works, November 17th. is Pierre Mignard’s day, his art, illustrated with footnotes #236

Pierre Mignard I (1612–1695)
Winter: Cybele Begs for the Sun’s Return (detail)

Textile, Tapestry
6.16 × 0 × 4.79 m
Mobilier National, Paris

The sea occupies the background of a winter landscape. Time or Saturn, accompanied by the Winged Genii, throws rain and ice from the top of the clouds.

Pierre Mignard or Pierre Mignard I (17 November 1612–30 May 1695), called “Mignard le Romain” to distinguish him from his brother Nicolas Mignard, was a French painter known for his religious and mythological scenes and portraits. He was a near-contemporary of the Premier Peintre du Roi Charles Le Brun with whom he engaged in a bitter, life-long rivalry.

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Author: zaidangallery

I search Art History for Beautiful works that may, or may not, have a secondary or unexpected story to tell. I then write short summaries that grow from my research. Art work is so much more when its secrets are exposed

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