Artibus et Historiae no. 46 (XXIII)

2002, ISSN 0391-9064

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

Buy article pdf

ANETA GEORGIEVSKA-SHINE - On Juno and her Semblance in Rubens' Ixion

The story of Ixion's desire for Juno is one of the more seldom represented myths in the Renaissance. When it does appear in painting, it thematizes his punishment by Jupiter. A notable departure from this tradition is a painting created by Rubens shortly after his return from Italy to Antwerp. Instead of addressing Ixion's suffering, it concentrates on his deception as he embraces a "false" Juno fashioned by Jupiter out of clouds. This essay proposes that Rubens' interpretation draws on a specific classical reading of the myth of Ixion, as well as on contemporary theoretical ideas about pictorial eloquence.

Editor-in-chief Advisory Committee
Latest issue
All issues
Bibliotheca Artibus et Historiae
Our authors
Advertising in Artibus et Historiae
How to buy
Buy articles in PDF