CARRACCI, Annibale
(b. 1560, Bologna, d. 1609, Roma)

A Sea God Abducts a Woman

1597-1602
Fresco
Galleria Farnese, Palazzo Farnese, Rome

The law of symmetry primarily determines the arrangement of the scenes. The two central images of the long side of the cycle, Cephalus and Aurora, and A Sea God Abducts a Woman, can also be understood as a matching pair. They show that love is equally at home in the sky or in the water.

The two scenes were painted by Agostino Carracci.




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