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Tityus
Oil on canvas. 1632
Ribera, Jusepe de, lo Spagnoletto
Tityus
Oil on canvas. 1632
Ribera, Jusepe de, lo Spagnoletto

Tityus, the son of Jupiter and Elara, appears chained to the boulder in Tartarus while an eagle eternally devours his liver. The Giant received that punishment for attempting to rape one of his father’s lovers with the encouragement of Juno. The subject of the Furies -Tityus, Ixion, Tantalus and Sisyphus- became quite popular in European art of the Modern Age, especially in palace decorations. The

Ixion
Oil on canvas. 1632
Ribera, Jusepe de, lo Spagnoletto
Ixion
Oil on canvas. 1632
Ribera, Jusepe de, lo Spagnoletto

The father of the race of centaurs, Ixion was punished by madness for murdering his father-in-law. After he was pardoned he attempted to supplant Jupiter in Juno’s bed and was consequently condemned to be turned on a wheel for all eternity. Ribera depicts the wheel being set in motion by a satyr who has chained Ixion to it, allowing the artist to display his mastery of anatomy. The canvas is a pai

Emperor Carlos V and the Fury (The nude figure)
Bronze. 1551 - 1555
Leoni, Leone; Leoni, Pompeo
Emperor Carlos V and the Fury (The nude figure)
Bronze. 1551 - 1555
Leoni, Leone; Leoni, Pompeo

This sculpture was commissioned by Charles V (1500- 1558) in 1549 from the Italian sculptor Leone Leoni. The artist had it cast in Milan in separate pieces: the nude figure of the Emperor and the detachable armour in 1551 (no E000273/001), the figure of Fury in 1553 (no E000273/002, E000273/003), and the pedestal with its trophies and weapons in 1555 (E000273/004, E000273/005). The Latin inscripti

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