(b. ca. 1510, Zara, d. 1563, Venezia)

Landscape with Jupiter and Io

Oil on canvas, 205,5 x 275,5 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

The subject of the picture was taken from Ovid's Metamorphoses: the jealous Juno catches Jupiter with Io. To save his lover Jupiter transforms her into a cow and entrust her to Argus.

The landscape is the main subject of the painting, the human figures are only staffages.

Recently the attribution of this painting was given to Lambert Sustris, a painter from Amsterdam who worked with Titian in Venice.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 38 minutes):
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony in C Major (Jupiter-Symphony) K 551