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  • Cupid Received by Anacreon, Winter A827 - Thorvaldsensmuseum
    Archives Cupid Received by Anacreon Winter 1823 Marble 48 5 x 70 0 cm Inventory number A827 Enlarge photo Download Search the work in The Archives One of Antiquity s authors Anacreon wrote a poem about how he on a rainy night lets in a freezing boy and allows him to get warm by the fire The boy however reveals himself to be Cupid and shoots an arrow into the

    Original URL path: http://www.thorvaldsensmuseum.dk/en/collections/work/A827 (2015-09-25)
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  • Venus with the Apple A853 - Thorvaldsensmuseum
    Online Collections The Archives Crosscuts Thorvaldsen s works worldwide The Thorvaldsen Collection at Nysø Google Art Project CC0 Luk Bertel Thorvaldsen Other names Bertel Albert Alberto Thorvaldsen Born 19 11 1770 Died 24 03 1844 Nationality dansk Read about the artist in The Archives Venus with the Apple 1813 1816 Marble 160 8 cm Inventory number A853 Enlarge photo Download Search the work in The Archives All the gods of Classical Greek mythology were invited to a party except for Eris the goddess of strife She had her revenge by throwing a golden apple with the inscription To the fairest goddess in among the party guests But who the fairest of the goddesses was could not be agreed on Therefore the choice was given to the earthly son of a king Paris The choice was between Juno Minerva and Venus and it was the latter goddess of beauty and love who won and received the apple The sculpture depicts Venus after the beauty contest With one hand she grips the clothes on the tree stump to put them back on With the other she holds the token of beauty up to her admiring gaze Til top Opening Hours Tuesday Sunday

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  • Mercury about to Kill Argus A873 - Thorvaldsensmuseum
    Download Search the work in The Archives Jupiter once had an affair with one of his wife Juno s priestesses but Juno found out and punished the priestess by turning her into a heifer which she let a monster called Argus guard Jupiter therefore asked his son Mercury the flying messenger of the gods recognizable by his winged hat to help with freeing the priestess This was a difficult task

    Original URL path: http://www.thorvaldsensmuseum.dk/en/collections/work/A873 (2015-09-25)
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  • Hebe A875 - Thorvaldsensmuseum
    in The Archives Hebe is the goddess of youth Her job in Classic mythology was to pour the drink of immortality to the other Greek gods The drops she has been put in charge of managing and distributing are thus very precious and she is clearly deeply focused on the task She is so calm the folds of her dress almost folded like the fluting of an antique column According

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  • Night A901 - Thorvaldsensmuseum
    80 5 cm diameter Inventory number A901 Enlarge photo Download Search the work in The Archives The reliefs Night and Day that hang opposite each other at the Museum are Thorvaldsen s most popular reliefs As opposites they represent the two halves of a day and together symbolise the wholeness of a day Night personified floats passively over the sky with her neck bent Her eyes are closed as is

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  • Day A902 - Thorvaldsensmuseum
    Nationality dansk Read about the artist in The Archives Day 1815 Marble 80 cm diameter Inventory number A902 Enlarge photo Download Search the work in The Archives The reliefs Night and Day that hang opposite each other at the Museum are Thorvaldsen s most popular reliefs As opposites they represent the two halves of a day and together symbolise the wholeness of a day Day personified flies actively across the

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  • Malerisamlingen - Thorvaldsensmuseum
    The Thorvaldsen Collection at Nysø Google Art Project All collections Thorvaldsen s sculptures Collection of paintings Thorvaldsen s drawings Drawings by other artists Graphic works by other artists Collection of medals Sculptures by other artists Ancient artefacts Ancient gems Ancient coins Cast Collection Thorvaldseniana Deposits The Thorvaldsen Collection at Nysø Sort by Artist Title Inv no or clear Malerisamlingen 1 40 of 375 in total 1 2 3 4 5

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  • The Bay of Naples by moonlight B177 - Thorvaldsensmuseum
    Nysø Google Art Project CC0 Luk J C Dahl Other names Johan Christian Clausen Dahl Born 24 02 1788 Died 14 10 1857 Nationality norsk Read about the artist in The Archives The Bay of Naples by moonlight 1821 Oil on canvas 49 7 x 68 0 cm Inventory number B177 Enlarge photo Download Even though Thorvaldsen was a Neo Classicist sculptor he had no problem with appreciating a good Romantic painting especially when its creator was the young Norwegian landscape painter J C Dahl who came to Italy in 1820 after finishing his education at the art academy in Copenhagen He especially had a weakness for Dahl s moonlight pieces from the Bay of Naples No less than 4 night paintings by Dahl in Thorvaldsen s collection show the view of the Bay towards Vesuvius This painting shows the beach at Posillipo The gloomy building to the left is the so called Scuola di Virgilio and to the right a rock makes up a typical Romantic prop that with its odd silhouette manages to capture the sensitive onlooker s imagination After his trip to Italy Dahl settled in Dresden where he became a close friend of the famous German

    Original URL path: http://www.thorvaldsensmuseum.dk/en/collections/work/B177 (2015-09-25)
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