Danae by Jan Gossart

Danae by Jan Gossart (1527)
Year: 1527
Medium: Oil tempera on wood
Description: Picture of a divine power impregnating the woman; she wasn't allowed to bear children because her father forbade it (she was locked in a tower); Zues had his way. The gold is used to symbolize the gods. In the background one can see Roman-like architecture. Flemish.

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