Which of the four scenes from the life of the Achilles is

8/20/2021, 7:30:25 PM
Which of the four scenes from the life of the Achilles is your favorite? Achilles was the greatest of all Greek warriors. According to the legends the body of Achilles was invulnerable, except for his heel, because when his mother Thetis dipped him in the river Styx as an infant, she held him by one of his heels. The stories of his life are mainly described in Homer’s Iliad, though some other writers also mentioned him. The four painting shown here are: 1) The Education of Achilles by Chiron (1782) by Jean-Baptiste Regnault 2) Achilles Receiving the Ambassadors of Agamemnon (1801) by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres 3)Achilles among the Daughters of Lycomedes (1656) by Nicolas Poussin 4) Thetis Bringing the Armor to Achilles (1804) by Benjamin West #Art #Painting #Artwork #ArtHistory #HistoryofArt #OilPainting #OilonCanvas #FineArts #ArtoftheDay #Achilles #Myth #Mythology #GreekMythology #Warrior #GreekWarrior #Neoclassicism #Classical

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