Ovid relates the myth of Echo, a nymph with a harmonious

Ovid relates the myth of Echo, a nymph with a harmonious

5/16/2021, 5:26:21 PM
Ovid relates the myth of Echo, a nymph with a harmonious voice, who was condemned by the goddess Juno to repeat only the last words spoken to her (Metamorphoses 3:339-510). After encountering the hunter Narcissus, Echo falls deeply in love, only to have him reject her advances. Narcissus' hubris did not go unpunished. He was fated to fall in love with his own image after catching a glimpse of his reflection in a pool of water. He spent so long transfixed by his own appearance that he was transformed into the white flower that bears his name. This painting perfectly conveys Schalcken's unrivalled depiction of nocturnal light effects and what his biographer Arnold Houbraken enthusiastically described as Schalcken's 'artful blending of colors, depiction of nudes, and natural imitation of velvet and other fabrics'. Narcissus gazing at his own reflection, 1676 by Godfried Schalcken. Private Collection. #arteesamor #historyofart #arthistory #arte #17thcentury #oilpainting #ovid #metamorphosis #narcissus #echo #beautiful #masterpiece #barocco #baroqueart #artgallery #artlovers #ancientart #ancienthistory #myth #mythology #mythologicalcreatures #mythologie

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