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Orpheus and Eurydice - Wonders of the Ancient World

Orpheus and Eurydice - Wonders of the Ancient World



Public domain image of a mythological scene, classic mythology, free to use, no copyright restrictions - Picryl description

Renaissance representation of classical ruins was a symbol of antiquity, enlightenment, and lost knowledge. Ruins spoke to the passage of time. The greatest subject for ruin artists was the overgrown and crumbling Classical Rome remains. Forum and the Colosseum, Pantheon, and the Appian Way. Initially, art representations of Rome were realistic, but soon the imagination of artists took flight. Roman ruins were scattered around the city, but frustrated artists began placing them in more pleasing arrangements. Capriccio was a style of imaginary scenes of buildings and ruins.

Greek myths, art, and architecture have captivated the imaginations of artists since the renaissance.



1892 - 1892


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