This mythological scene depicts a story from the Loves of Jove: the princess of Argo, Danae, imprisoned by her father Acrisius, who fears a prophecy stating that he will be dethroned by his own grandson, is impregnated by Jove, who reaches her by transforming himself into a golden rain. From their union, Perseus is born. The painting was only added to the Gallery in 1827 when it was purchased by Camillo Borghese.
500 years ago, on October 31st 1512, Michelangelo Buonarroti completed the fresco paintings of the Sistina Chapel vault in the Saint Peter's Church of Rome. The work was assigned to Michelangelo ... Read all