A-Level: Mythological works in 2D or 3D in Florence + Rome + Venice


Raphael, Galatea, c. 1513, fresco, Villa Farnesina, Rome, detail
With her twisting, spiraling body, this beautiful sea nymph embodies the complexity of High Renaissance movement.

Raphael, Galatea


Correggio, Jupiter and Io, detail
With her open mouth, tilted head, and soft flesh, Io exudes sensuality, giving herself up willingly to Jupiter.

Correggio, Jupiter and Io





Titian, Venus of Urbino (detail)
The female nude emerged as a genre in the Renaissance. With her soft, sensual flesh, this Venus is a prime example.

Titian, Venus of Urbino