The fall of phaeton is a painting by the flemish master peter paul rubens, featuring the ancient greek myth of phaeton (phaethon), a recurring theme in visual arts rubens chose to depict the myth at the height of its action, with the thunderbolts hurled by zeus to the right the thunderbolts provide the light contrast to. Overview peter paul rubens (1577–1640), one of the greatest masters of the 17th century, painted this masterpiece as a young artist in rome rubens depicted a moment of high drama in this popular greek myth that was famously recounted in ovid's metamorphoses (c 8 ad) phaeton, the sun-god apollo's son , had. There is movement, action, and emotion here that literally leaps off of the canvas and encompasses the viewer we see a chaotic and turbulent scene as phaeton, son of apollo the ancient greek sun god, being killed by zeus, king of the gods in order to prevent the earth from being burnt up according to. Phaeton, son of apollo the sun god, hurtles out of his father's horse-drawn carriage after losing control according to the story in ovid's 'metamorphoses' jupiter intervened and to avoid a catastrophe sent phaeton to earth on a thunderbolt reni omits the chariot from his drawing and concentrates in the composition on.
The fall of phaethon thus seems to be a potent symbol of the potentially disastrous consequences of veering from the middle way by falling to earth he veers too far off the path downwards, giving way too much to narrow worldly goals and beliefs the idea that this might destroy the world through heat can. Oil painting on canvas, the fall of phaeton by george stubbs, ra (liverpool 1724 – london 1806), signed and dated bottom left: stubbs pinxit [the date '1777' was previously read, with some uncertainty as to the last digit but has since disappeared] phaeton in a blue cloak strains to slow down the horses, which are. The fall of phaeton above is one example of ruben's masterful composition on a large scale the mass of bodies form a diagonal oval in the center of the painting, separating dark and light sides of the canvas each figure is caught mid- movement, their bodies arranged to help the viewer's travel continually. Owner/location: museo civico - belluno (italy - belluno) dates: 1703-1704 artist age: approximately 45 years old dimensions: height: 377 cm (14843 in), width: 277 cm (10906 in) medium: painting - oil on panel entered by: member laure9 on 08 october 2008.
Recto: a drawing depicting the fall of phaeton and his chariot, hit by a thunderbolt launched by his father, jupiter who stands on clouds at the top at the. The fall of phaeton, 1913 by giorgio de chirico neo-baroque mythological painting. The design is inspired by a classical sarcophagus then in the medici collection, depicting the fall of phaeton (or phaethon) the classical myth is retold by ovid in the metamorphoses, describing how phaeton, the son of the nymph clymene and the god apollo, wishes to see his father and be acknowledged as his son. The fall of phaeton the four horses and chariot tumbling, with jupiter above, and four nude figures below 1531-33 black chalk, over some stylus underdrawing.
Michelangelo's influence is apparent in this drawing of the fall of phaeton, although its composition is not based directly on the italian master's various drawings of the subject floris may have been familiar with at least one of these, however, thanks to the engraving by nicolas béatrizet (bibliothèque royale albert i. View: johann liss, the fall of phaeton read about this painting, learn the key facts and zoom in to discover more. What is with that flying chariot is that a half-human, half-bird creature i see in the bottom left-hand corner who is that man falling head-first out of the sky, what is the story behind it, and who are all of the women witnessing his fall want to know the answers to these questions read more about the artist below and his.
Rubens painted the fall of phaeton while he was studying in italy from 1600 to 1608 he sketched a famous battle scene painted by leonardo da vinci and used some of the horses in it as models for his own painting guided practice what moment of the story has rubens depicted (the moment when zeus' thunderbolt. Rubens painted the fall of phaeton in rome his study of works by leonardo da vinci, raphael, and michelangelo influenced his evocation of complex poses and a powerful sense movement the lighting reveals the artist's attention to venetian artists as well rubens continued to work on the painting over a number of. Page of the fall of phaethon by heintz, joseph the elder in the web gallery of art, a searchable image collection and database of european painting, sculpture and architecture (700-1900.
The arrogance and subsequent fiery death of phaeton, son of apollo the sun god, is most famously recounted in ovid's metamorphoses written in 8 ad in 1604 and 1605, rubens immortalised the scene in one of his most vibrant, memorabl. Apollo was one of the greatest gods of ancient greek mythology one of the stories about him concerns his human son phaeton each morning phaeton's mother, clymene would point out to the boy the rising of the sun and it's passing through the sky this was his father apollo riding a chariot through the. The fall of phaeton 1605 by rubens painting analysis, large resolution images, user comments, slideshow and much more. The fall of phaeton, by peter paul rubens in 1605 - | trivium art history.