Neptune in classical and Renaissance visual art

  title={Neptune in classical and Renaissance visual art},
  author={L. Freedman},
  journal={International Journal of the Classical Tradition},
  • L. Freedman
  • Published 1995
  • Philosophy
  • International Journal of the Classical Tradition
Renaissance renderings of Neptune differ from the Greek and Roman models. As a rule, Renaissance artists followed classical conventions in depicting Olympian deities in the nude, and preserved the main attributes of the particular god. Yet in reviving the monumental image of Neptune, Renaissance artists did not have any definite classical model to imitate. While retaining the statuesque image of Neptune, they deliberately deprived him of the grandeur and majesty which normally characterizes an… Expand
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