February 24, 2011

Art and Money Week: Alexandre Jacques Chantron "Danae"

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The subject of Danae being impregnated by a shower of gold from Zeus is common in Western painting, but it is one of the few instances were money is used for something sexual. I always find it strange that the shower of gold usually takes place in the form of coins. Although the coins in this painting look (to me) static and uninspired in their presentation, this is still a beautiful painting.

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