Monday, March 21, 2016

Pandora (1873)

Alexandre Cabanel: Pandora

Cabanel, a professor of painting at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, specialized in portraits of "High Society." Here, he depicts the Swedish soprano Christine Nilsson as Pandora, the woman in Greek mythology who opened a forbidden box, releasing all the troubles that afflict humanity. [The Walters Art Museum]

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