Perseus Freeing Andromeda, c.1620/22 - Canvas Print
Peter Paul Rubens

Location: Gemaldegalerie, Berlin, Germany
Original Size: 99.7 x 139.6 cm
Perseus Freeing Andromeda, c.1620/22 | Rubens | Giclée Canvas Print
Rubens | Perseus Freeing Andromeda, c.1620/22 | Giclée Canvas Print

Giclée Canvas Print | $53.73 USD

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The plot is taken from Ovid's Metamorphoses. The Ethiopian queen Cassiopeia boasted that she was prettier than the Nereids. Neptune, the angry god of the sea, sent a sea monster with a flood that caused grave mischief to the country. To rid themselves of him - so the oracle's advice went - the king's daughter Andromeda was to be sacrificed to the dragon. The unfortunate girl was already bound to the rock when Perseus, returning on his winged steed from a victorious fight with Medusa, beheld her there. "At first she, the maiden, was silent and scrupled to speak to the man, and would surely have covered her chaste face with her hands had she not been bound." Having received the assurance of his parents that they would give him Andromeda for a wife, Perseus slew the dragon.

Rubens recreates in his painting the scene described without further detail by Ovid: Perseus in shining armour and bright red robe unties Andromeda. The two mischievous cupids who help him leave no room for doubt that a tender love duet is being played out here. Strong and virile is the hero, accustomed to victories, touchingly helpless in his nakedness is the maiden, bowed head and not daring to look at her liberator. Three other playful cupids are engaged with the battle-weary Pegasus, and far to the left lies the slain monster in the sea.

The artist has painted this subject in two versions. The Berlin painting, which with some important deviations repeats the composition probably created earlier in Leningrad, is imposed as the more mature solution. The fact that Rubens developed this mythological subject just at this time is explained by the political and allegorical interpretation of the subject. As Hans Gerhard Evers has established, it was common in the 16th and 17th centuries for the liberation of Andromeda to be depicted on official occasions, namely on triumphal arches: the ruler identified with Perseus liberates the state personified by Andromeda from the monster, which could symbolise all sorts of troubles, be they uprisings or wars. In 1621, the twelve-year truce between Spain and the Netherlands was due to expire, so there was a danger of hostilities flaring up again.

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