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[AC] Mead Art Museum at Amherst College; [HC] Hampshire College Art Gallery;
[HD] Historic Deerfield; [MH] Mount Holyoke College Art Museum; [MH SK] The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum at Mount Holyoke College; [SC] Smith College Museum of Art; [UM] University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst

 


Maker(s):Coriolano, Bartolomeo; Reni, Guido, after
Culture:Italian (ca. 1599-ca. 1676); Italian (ca. 1575-1643)
Title:The Fall of the Giants
Date Made:1638; 1641 reworked
Type:Print
Materials:Chiaroscuro woodcut from four blocks; brown, tan, and cream ink on white paper
Place Made:Europe; Italy; Rome
Measurements:Frame: 39 7/8 in x 29 1/8 in; 101.3 cm x 74 cm; Sheet/Image: 34 1/4 in x 24 1/4 in; 87 cm x 61.6 cm
Accession Number:  MH 2013.27
Credit Line:Purchase with the John Martyn Warbeke Art Fund
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Description:
Scene from Ovid's Metamorphoses. Numerous nude male figures (the Titans) tumble off of a rocky summit while Zeus wields his lightening bolts accompanied by an eagle at upper center and personifications of the winds blow from the clouds. Inscriptions at upper left and right reference Claudian's Gigantomachia.

Tags:
mythology

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