Apollo and Daphne
Jakob Auer (ca. 1645 - 1706)
Vienna, before 1688
In his Metamorphoses, Ovid tells of the nymph Daphne, who eluded the desires of the sun god Apollo by turning herself into a laurel tree (Greek daphne, laurel).
The two-figure group depicts the beginning of this transformation. In travel reports from the Baroque period, this virtuoso piece of carving was already considered a major work of the Viennese imperial treasury.
Claude Monet (1840-1926) - Coucher de soleil à Pourville, pleine mer, 1882
Oil on canvas
poboh: Eric Sloane (American, 1905-1986), New England Sunset. Oil on board, 15 x 23¾ in.
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