ANGELI, Giuseppe
(b. 1712, Venezia, d. 1798, Venezia)

The Abduction of Helen

Villa Widmann, Mira

The two large scenes that extend between the doors on the walls in the ballroom are taken from Greek mythology and depict The Sacrifice of Iphigenia and The Abduction of Helen.

The Abduction of Helen is more agitated and theatrical than the other scene. It depicts the abduction of Queen Helen, beautiful wife of Menelaus, seized against her will by Paris and his Troyan soldiers and brought aboard a ship that is about to set sail.