Monday, August 20, 2012

Cephalus and Procris in Washington

The National Gallery in Washington, DC, has a remarkable fresco-cycle from a 16th-century Milanese palazzo, Girolamo Luini's telling of Cephalus and Procris. The frescos retell the 15th-century tragic-comedy of a newly-wed couple who learn the hard way to trust each other. That play was developed from the tale of Cephalus and Procris in Ovid's Metamorphoses. OGCMA0295CephalusProcris_Luini

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