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Diana and Callisto
Oil on canvas. 1745 - 1749
Pierre, Jean-Baptiste-Marie
Diana and Callisto
Oil on canvas. 1745 - 1749
Pierre, Jean-Baptiste-Marie

In Book II of his Metamorphosis, Ovid tells how Jupiter tricked Callisto. This very beautiful nymph who was part of Diana the Huntress´ entourage was seduced by Jupiter, who took on the appearance of that goddess. When she became pregnant, Callisto attempted to hide her state from Diana, who was a virgin and demanded the same of all her entourage. Jupiter converted his lover into a bear in order t

Jupiter and Antiope
Oil on canvas. 1745 - 1749
Pierre, Jean-Baptiste-Marie
Jupiter and Antiope
Oil on canvas. 1745 - 1749
Pierre, Jean-Baptiste-Marie

This scene from Book VI of Ovid´s Metamorphosis, shows the god Jupiter´s seduction of the nymph, Antiope. This very beautiful nymph was seduced by the Lord of Olympus, who took the form of a satyr for the occasion. Pierre depicts the moment of the initial trickery, when Antiope abandons herself in Jupiter´s embrace. The plasticity of the figures and the pastel color scheme are outstanding, and rai

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