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Iliad Collection

"The Iliad: A Timeless Epic Unveiled through Art" Step into the enchanting world of the ancient Greek epic, "The Iliad

Background imageIliad Collection: Circe Invidiosa, 1892. Artist: Waterhouse, John William (1849-1917)

Circe Invidiosa, 1892. Artist: Waterhouse, John William (1849-1917)
Circe Invidiosa, 1892. Found in the collection of the Art Gallery of South Australia

Background imageIliad Collection: Achilles Shields

Achilles Shields
THE SHIELD OF ACHILLES in 12 Tables: 3 of a Town in Peace; 3 of a Town in War; 3 of Agriculture and 3 of Pastoral Life

Background imageIliad Collection: Laocoon Sculpture 2

Laocoon Sculpture 2
The Laocoon, antique marble sculpture by Hagesander, Polydorus and Athenodorus, of Rhodes: it was rediscovered in a vineyard in Rome in 1506, and is now in the Vatican. Date: 1st century BCE

Background imageIliad Collection: Achilles Lamenting the Death of Patroclus, 1760-63 (pen and ink and wash on paper)

Achilles Lamenting the Death of Patroclus, 1760-63 (pen and ink and wash on paper)
XYC159614 Achilles Lamenting the Death of Patroclus, 1760-63 (pen and ink and wash on paper) by Hamilton, Gavin (1723-98); 13.7x21 cm; Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection

Background imageIliad Collection: Achilles & Penthesilea

Achilles & Penthesilea
Achilles pities Penthesilea after slaying her

Background imageIliad Collection: Iliad / Achilles (Geffroy)

Iliad / Achilles (Geffroy)
As presented by Jean Racine in his play IPHIGENIE EN AULIDE

Background imageIliad Collection: Achilles Shields

Achilles Shields
The Shield of Achilles

Background imageIliad Collection: Homer / Profile / Chapman

Homer / Profile / Chapman
HOMER Blind Greek poet with the Iliad and the Odyssey below

Background imageIliad Collection: Art Greek. Hellenistic. The Statue of Lacoon (Laacoonte). 2

Art Greek. Hellenistic. The Statue of Lacoon (Laacoonte). 2
Art Greek. Hellenistic. Statue of Lacoon and his sons (Antiphates and Thymbraeus). The sculpture is attributed by three sculptors from the island of Rhodes. Agesander, Athenedores and Polydorus

Background imageIliad Collection: Myth / Iliad / Patroclus

Myth / Iliad / Patroclus
Patroclus, when his friend Achilles refuses to fight, dons his armour and goes into battle, only to be slain by Hector

Background imageIliad Collection: Trojan War battle

Trojan War battle
Combat around the body of Patrocles, Trojan War. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageIliad Collection: Helen of Troy, wife of Menelaus, taken from Greece

Helen of Troy, wife of Menelaus, taken from Greece
Capture of Helen by Paris, causing the Trojan War, according to Homer. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a vase painting

Background imageIliad Collection: Homer Singing His Lliad at the Gate of Athens

Homer Singing His Lliad at the Gate of Athens
Artist: Lethiere, Guillaume - Title: Homer Singing His Lliad at the Gate of Athens - Date: 1811 - Original Medium and Size: Oil on Canvas 198.1 x 246.4

Background imageIliad Collection: Alexander the Great Before the Tomb of Achilles. Artist: Robert, Hubert (1733-1808)

Alexander the Great Before the Tomb of Achilles. Artist: Robert, Hubert (1733-1808)
Alexander the Great Before the Tomb of Achilles. Found in the collection of Louvre, Paris

Background imageIliad Collection: Homer (c. 8th century). Greek epic poet. Bust. Copy of an ori

Homer (c. 8th century). Greek epic poet. Bust. Copy of an ori
Homer (c.8th century). Greek epic poet. Bust. Copy of an original from 2nd century BC. Capitoline Museums, Rome, Italy. Rome. Italy

Background imageIliad Collection: Ambassadors Sent by Agamemnon to Urge Achilles to Fight, 1801 (oil on canvas)

Ambassadors Sent by Agamemnon to Urge Achilles to Fight, 1801 (oil on canvas)
XIR128674 Ambassadors Sent by Agamemnon to Urge Achilles to Fight, 1801 (oil on canvas) by Ingres, Jean Auguste Dominique (1780-1867); Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris

Background imageIliad Collection: HOMER: THE ILIAD. Homer Invoking the Muse. Line engraving, 1805, after the drawing by John Flaxman

HOMER: THE ILIAD. Homer Invoking the Muse. Line engraving, 1805, after the drawing by John Flaxman

Background imageIliad Collection: Trojan Horse

Trojan Horse
After the death of Hector the Greeks made a huge wooden horse. The Trojans dragged it into Troy, but it was full of Greek soldiers who sacked Troy

Background imageIliad Collection: Ghost of Patroclus

Ghost of Patroclus
Achilles tries - in vain - to seize hold of the ghost of Patroclus

Background imageIliad Collection: Menelaus Fights Paris

Menelaus Fights Paris
Paris and Menelaus fight in single combat for the love of Helen, watched by soldiers and by Aphrodite, Goddess of Love, whose help Paris begs

Background imageIliad Collection: Trojan Horse / The Iliad

Trojan Horse / The Iliad
Trojan Horse/The Iliad

Background imageIliad Collection: The Iliad: Andromache and Astyanax meet Hektor prepared for war (engraving)

The Iliad: Andromache and Astyanax meet Hektor prepared for war (engraving)
6026365 The Iliad: Andromache and Astyanax meet Hektor prepared for war (engraving) by Jacomb-Hood, George Percy (1857-1930); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageIliad Collection: Homer. Artist: Leloir, Jean-Baptiste Auguste (1809-1892)

Homer. Artist: Leloir, Jean-Baptiste Auguste (1809-1892)
Homer. Found in the collection of Louvre, Paris

Background imageIliad Collection: Ulysses and Circe, c. 1650-1660. Artist: Sirani, Giovanni Andrea (1610-1670)

Ulysses and Circe, c. 1650-1660. Artist: Sirani, Giovanni Andrea (1610-1670)
Ulysses and Circe, c. 1650-1660. Found in the collection of the Musei Capitolini, Rome

Background imageIliad Collection: Helen of Troy, 1863 (oil on panel)

Helen of Troy, 1863 (oil on panel)
XKH147750 Helen of Troy, 1863 (oil on panel) by Rossetti, Dante Gabriel Charles (1828-82); 32.8x27.7 cm; Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany; English, out of copyright

Background imageIliad Collection: Thetis Bringing the Armor to Achilles, 1804 (oil on canvas)

Thetis Bringing the Armor to Achilles, 1804 (oil on canvas)
XOS1766336 Thetis Bringing the Armor to Achilles, 1804 (oil on canvas) by West, Benjamin (1738-1820); 68.6x50.8 cm; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA

Background imageIliad Collection: Hecuba and Polydore

Hecuba and Polydore
She sees the corpse of her youngest son, Polydore, whom she had sent away supposedly to safety; coming on top of so many calamities, the sight sends her mad

Background imageIliad Collection: Achilles Playing a Lyre before Patroclus, 1675-1680

Achilles Playing a Lyre before Patroclus, 1675-1680. Found in the Collection of Nationalmuseum Stockholm

Background imageIliad Collection: View of the rim and base of the Cup of Agamemnon and Briseis and the Racing Cup, Etruscan Museum

View of the rim and base of the Cup of Agamemnon and Briseis and the Racing Cup, Etruscan Museum, Tarquinia. Tarquinia Etruscan Museum Goblet Etruscan Art and Civilization, Italy, Europe

Background imageIliad Collection: Pyrrhus and Astianatte sculpted by Lorenzo Bartolini at the Poldi Pezzoli Museum in Milan

Pyrrhus and Astianatte sculpted by Lorenzo Bartolini at the Poldi Pezzoli Museum in Milan. Milan Poldi Pezzoli Museum Sculpture Neoclassicism, Nineteenth century, 19th century, Europe

Background imageIliad Collection: Tabula Iliaca, marble bas-relief depicting multiple overlapping registers of the episodes of of

Tabula Iliaca, marble bas-relief depicting multiple overlapping registers of the episodes of of the Trojan War, relief from Boville

Background imageIliad Collection: The Trojans repulsing the Greeks, 1538. Creator: Giovanni Battista Scultori

The Trojans repulsing the Greeks, 1538. Creator: Giovanni Battista Scultori
The Trojans repulsing the Greeks, 1538

Background imageIliad Collection: 'Achille pleure la mort deAchilles Lamenting the Death of Patroclus

"Achille pleure la mort deAchilles Lamenting the Death of Patroclus
FIA5365171 " Achille pleure la mort deAchilles Lamenting the Death of Patroclus by Gay, Nikolai Nikolajevitch (1831-94); Belorussian National Gallery, Minsk

Background imageIliad Collection: Venus at the Forge of Vulcan, also known as 'Thetis receives the Arms of

Venus at the Forge of Vulcan, also known as "Thetis receives the Arms of
3740413 Venus at the Forge of Vulcan, also known as " Thetis receives the Arms of Achilles" (oil on canvas) by Dyck, Anthony van (1599-1641); 113 x 149.5 cm; Yale University Art Gallery

Background imageIliad Collection: Cybele, goddess of the Phrygians, in a chariot

Cybele, goddess of the Phrygians, in a chariot
Cybele, goddess of the Phrygians, with orb and sceptre in a chariot drawn by four lions. With Attis in Phrygian cap holding syrinx panpipes and shepherds crook. Cibele, Ati, &c

Background imageIliad Collection: The blind Homer playing the Lira da Braccio, c. 1622

The blind Homer playing the Lira da Braccio, c. 1622. Found in the Collection of Sanssouci, Potsdam

Background imageIliad Collection: Trojan Horse, 1874

Trojan Horse, 1874. Private Collection

Background imageIliad Collection: Circe

Circe. Found in the Collection of Musee du Louvre, Paris

Background imageIliad Collection: Ajax the Lesser drags Cassandra away from the Xoanon, 1st H. 1st cen. AD

Ajax the Lesser drags Cassandra away from the Xoanon, 1st H. 1st cen. AD. Artist: Roman-Pompeian wall painting
Ajax the Lesser drags Cassandra away from the Xoanon, 1st H. 1st cen. AD. Found in the collection of the Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli

Background imageIliad Collection: Cassandra predicts the downfall of Troy, 1731. Artist: Picart, Bernard (1673?1733)

Cassandra predicts the downfall of Troy, 1731. Artist: Picart, Bernard (1673?1733)
Cassandra predicts the downfall of Troy, 1731. Found in the collection of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Background imageIliad Collection: ARMOUR OF ACHILLES

ARMOUR OF ACHILLES
After the death of Achilles, Odysseus & Ajax argue over who should have his armour: finally it is decided that Odysseus should have it

Background imageIliad Collection: MYTH/ILIAD/SARPEDON

MYTH/ILIAD/SARPEDON
Sarpedon's corpse carried away by Sleep and Death

Background imageIliad Collection: Tapestry, Three Scenes from the Trojan War, or Ulysses and Diomedes as Ambassadors at the Court of

Tapestry, Three Scenes from the Trojan War, or Ulysses and Diomedes as Ambassadors at the Court of King Priam
3576120 Tapestry, Three Scenes from the Trojan War, or Ulysses and Diomedes as Ambassadors at the Court of King Priam, Claiming the Return of Helen, made in Tournai, 1470-80 (silk) by Belgian School

Background imageIliad Collection: The Purification of Aeneas in the River Numicius, c. 1725 (oil on canvas)

The Purification of Aeneas in the River Numicius, c. 1725 (oil on canvas)
3066355 The Purification of Aeneas in the River Numicius, c.1725 (oil on canvas) by Ghezzi, Pier Leone (1674-1755); 96.5x135.5 cm; Glasgow Art Gallery and Museum

Background imageIliad Collection: Captive Andromache, c. 1888 (oil on canvas) (see 226710 & 250633)

Captive Andromache, c. 1888 (oil on canvas) (see 226710 & 250633)
MAN62955 Captive Andromache, c.1888 (oil on canvas) (see 226710 & 250633) by Leighton, Frederic (1830-96); 197x407 cm; Manchester Art Gallery, UK; (add.info.: widow of Hector)

Background imageIliad Collection: The Death of Dido, 1650-66 (oil on canvas)

The Death of Dido, 1650-66 (oil on canvas)
7210228 The Death of Dido, 1650-66 (oil on canvas) by Guercino (Giovanni Francesco Barbieri) (1591-1666) (after); 107x145 cm; Manchester Art Gallery

Background imageIliad Collection: Travel to Greece - Corfu island - Statue of Achilles in the garden of the Achilleion palace

Travel to Greece - Corfu island - Statue of Achilles in the garden of the Achilleion palace
7093493 Travel to Greece - Corfu island - Statue of Achilles in the garden of the Achilleion palace, built by Empress Elisabeth - Sisi - of Austria. Image date circa 1954

Background imageIliad Collection: Design for an engraved gem in an ornamental setting, 1722 (pen and brown ink)

Design for an engraved gem in an ornamental setting, 1722 (pen and brown ink and grey wash on laid paper)
7394055 Design for an engraved gem in an ornamental setting, 1722 (pen and brown ink and grey wash on laid paper) by Odam, Girolamo (1681-1718); 51.7x36.9 cm; Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford



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"The Iliad: A Timeless Epic Unveiled through Art" Step into the enchanting world of the ancient Greek epic, "The Iliad, " as depicted by talented artists throughout history. Circe Invidiosa, a mesmerizing painting by John William Waterhouse in 1892, captures the essence of this mythical tale with its ethereal beauty and captivating colors. Achilles Shields, meticulously crafted and adorned with intricate details, symbolize the strength and valor of the legendary hero. These shields become a powerful visual representation of Achilles' indomitable spirit on his quest for glory. The Laocoon Sculpture 2 stands as a testament to the agony endured during this epic saga. The contorted bodies depict both physical and emotional pain, reflecting the tragic consequences faced by those entangled in the Trojan War. In Achilles Lamenting the Death of Patroclus, an exquisite pen and ink drawing from 1760-63, we witness Achilles' profound grief over losing his dearest companion. This poignant artwork evokes empathy for their unbreakable bond amidst chaos and bloodshed. Achilles & Penthesilea portrays a momentous encounter between two fierce warriors - one Greek and one Amazonian queen. Their clash embodies not only raw power but also explores themes of love amidst conflict within "The Iliad. " Geffroy's rendition of Achilles in Iliad showcases this iconic character's inner turmoil as he grapples with honor versus personal vendetta. Through Geffroy's brushstrokes, we glimpse into Achilles' complex psyche that drives him towards both greatness and tragedy. Homer's profile immortalized by Chapman reminds us that it is through his poetic genius that "The Iliad" was born. His words have resonated across centuries, capturing hearts worldwide with tales of heroes who shaped history itself. Art Greek Hellenistic presents The Statue of Lacoon, a masterpiece that embodies the agony and despair of the Trojan priest.