Tag Archive for Apollo

Diana and Endymion

Inv. Pc 149 The artist painted this work for his friend Bonaventura Argenti, musician of the Cappella Pontificia, about 1660. The delicate subject is taken from the Dialogues of the Gods, by Lucianus: the shepherd Endymion obtains eternal youth from…

Statue of Niobids

Inv. Scu 254 The sculpture depicts one of the children of Niobe, slain by Apollo; it was part of a group that depicted the massacre of the Niobids, the original of which has sometimes been attributed to Skopas. The face…

Statue of Apollo

Inv. Scu 648 This statue is a replica of the famous Apollo made by Phidias in the Kassel style. This style was common in the fifth century B.C. and is sometimes called the severe style.  Ancient sculptors struggled to depict…