Wednesday 28 October 2015


Here's another masterpiece heading for a brief visit to London. Orazio Gentileschi’s Danaë leads Sotheby’s New York Master Paintings Evening Sale on 28 January 2016, estimated at $25/35 million). The painting captures the Greek myth of King Acrisius's exquisitely beautiful daughter Danaë held in a secret location to keep suitors at bay. Jupiter, God of the Sky and Thunder, catches a glimpse of her and promptly falls in love. Knowing the female psyche, he appears in her bedroom as a shower of gold. Cupid attempts to legitimise the transaction. The painting will be exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong and London before the auction (CLICK).


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