Perseus Freeing Andromeda

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For the painting with the same name by Peter Paul Rubens, see Perseus Freeing Andromeda (Rubens).
Perseus Freeing Andromeda
Piero di Cosimo - Liberazione di Andromeda - Google Art Project.jpg
Artist Piero di Cosimo
Year 1510 or 1513
Type Oil on panel
Dimensions 70 cm × 123 cm (28 in × 48 in)
Location Uffizi, Florence

Perseus Freeing Andromeda is a painting by the Italian Renaissance painter Piero di Cosimo, c. executed in 1510 or 1513[1] It is housed in the Uffizi Gallery of Florence, Italy.

The painting is mentioned in 1568 by Giorgio Vasari, who states that it was commissioned by Filippo Strozzi the Elder, and gifted by Giovanni Battista Strozzi to a member of Cosimo de' Medici's personnel.

The work shows the mythological hero Perseus killing the monster who had entrapped Andromeda. Piero gave a great deal of attention to the background, perhaps inspired to the contemporary Flemish school:[2] details include the two characters with a turban on the left, the very detailed painting of the water on the shore, and the fantastic musical instruments.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gloria Fossi, Galleria degli Uffizi - Arte storia collezioni, p. 202
  2. ^ Gloria Fossi, Galleria degli Uffizi - Arte storia collezioni, p. 202

Sources[edit]

  • Fossi, Gloria (2001). Galleria degli Uffizi - Arte storia collezioni. Giunti. p. 202.