06 Paintings, Olympian deities, The tale of Eurydice, with footnotes # 42

MASTER OF THE CAMPANA CASSONI, active in Florence 1503 – 1527

Oil on panel
24½ by 59 in.; 62.2 by 149.9 cm.
Private collection

Eurydice was the wife of Orpheus, who loved her dearly; on their wedding day, he played joyful songs as his bride danced through the meadow. One day, Aristaeus, a minor god in Greek mythology, saw and pursued Eurydice, who stepped on a viper, was bitten, and died instantly…

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Author: Zaidan Art Blog

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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