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Jupiter Rebuked by Venus

A work made of oil on canvas.
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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

c. 1612/13

Artist:

Abraham Janssens
Flemish, c. 1575-1632

About this artwork

Abraham Janssens, Peter Paul Rubens’s major competitor in Antwerp in the 1610s, produced monumental paintings of mythological and secular subjects. Influenced by his five-year stay in Rome, he injected his paintings with recognizable quotations from ancient sculpture and Italian Renaissance painting. This scene of Venus repri- manding the visibly annoyed Jupiter on Mount Olympus is a direct reference to a composition by the Italian artist Raphael on the ceiling of the Villa Farnesina in Rome. Janssens, however, enhanced the power and dynamism of the figures by emphasizing their musculature and working on a larger scale.

Status

On View, Gallery 208

Department

Painting and Sculpture of Europe

Artist

Abraham Janssens

Title

Jupiter Rebuked by Venus

Origin

Flanders

Date

1607–1618

Medium

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

77 3/4 × 93 1/2 in. (197.5 × 237.5 cm)

Credit Line

Purchased with funds provided by The Old Masters Society; the Alexander A. McKay Endowment

Reference Number

1986.996

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