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Jupiter and Ganymede

Francesco Albani • Painting, XVII century
About the artwork
Art form: Painting
Subject and objects: Nude, Mythological scene
Style of art: Baroque
Date of creation: XVII century
Artwork in selections: 1 selection

Description of the artwork «Jupiter and Ganymede»

Ganymede is, according to Greek mythology, a handsome young man, son of the Trojan king Tros. Because of his beauty he was kidnapped by a Zeus eagle to Olympus, where he became the cupbearer at the feasts of the gods and the lover of Zeus. He was also granted immortality and eternal youth.