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The Rape of Europe
Oil on panel. 1636 - 1637
Rubens, Peter Paul
The Rape of Europe
Oil on panel. 1636 - 1637
Rubens, Peter Paul

Europe turns a last glance at her companions, who are located outside the composition, as Jupiter carries her away. The god was profoundly enamored of her and transformed into a bull in order to appro [+]

The Persecution of the Harpies
Oil on canvas. 1636 - 1638
Quellinus, Erasmus
The Persecution of the Harpies
Oil on canvas. 1636 - 1638
Quellinus, Erasmus

Las Harpías, seres mitológicos mitad mujer mitad pájaro, son perseguidas por Zetes y Calais, los hijos alados de Boreas. Esta historia es narrada por Ovidio pero de manera muy breve en las Metamorfosi [+]

Bacchus and Ariadne
Oil on canvas. 1636 - 1638
Quellinus, Erasmus
Bacchus and Ariadne
Oil on canvas. 1636 - 1638
Quellinus, Erasmus

La historia de Ariadna y el dios tiene dos momentos fundamentales: uno es el encuentro entre ellos en la isla de Naxos después de que ésta fuera abandonada allí por Teseo, tema que representó Tiziano [+]

Garland of Flowers with the Virgin, the Christ Child and Saint John
Oil on canvas. First half of the XVII century
Seghers, Daniel; Quellinus, Erasmus
Garland of Flowers with the Virgin, the Christ Child and Saint John
Oil on canvas. First half of the XVII century
Seghers, Daniel; Quellinus, Erasmus

A rhomboidal garland of flowers surrounds grisaille figures of the Virgin and Child with Saint John. This is one of many examples of the collaboration between the Jesuit painter specializing in still [+]

The Education of Achilles
Oil on panel. 1630 - 1635
Rubens, Peter Paul (And Workshop)
The Education of Achilles
Oil on panel. 1630 - 1635
Rubens, Peter Paul (And Workshop)

A model for the tapestry on the same subject that belongs to a series of eight about the Greek hero. The Story of Achilles is smaller than other projects by Rubens, but the quality of its sketches, mo [+]

Jason and the Golden Fleece
Oil on canvas. 1636 - 1638
Quellinus, Erasmus
Jason and the Golden Fleece
Oil on canvas. 1636 - 1638
Quellinus, Erasmus

En este caso, como en otros de la Torre de la Parada, Rubens no ha seguido las Metamorfosis de Ovidio sino las Fábulas de Higinio (Capítulo III): "(...) Frixo llegó a la Cólquide. Allí, según órdenes [+]

Cupid on a dolphin
Oil on canvas. 1636 - 1638
Quellinus, Erasmus
Cupid on a dolphin
Oil on canvas. 1636 - 1638
Quellinus, Erasmus

Esta representación del dios del amor niño no se corresponde con ninguna historia concreta, más allá de la propia representación del mismo. Hijo de Venus, a la que causa bastantes problemas con sus fl [+]

The Birth of the Virgin
Oil on canvas. 1650 - 1660
Quellinus, Erasmus
The Birth of the Virgin
Oil on canvas. 1650 - 1660
Quellinus, Erasmus

El pintor de Amberes Erasmus Quellinus II trabajó con Rubens en los inicios de su carrera en proyectos como la Pompa Introitus Ferdinandi (1635) y la decoración de la Torre de la Parada (1636-1638), d [+]

The Immaculate Conception
Oil on canvas. 1628 - 1629
Rubens, Peter Paul
The Immaculate Conception
Oil on canvas. 1628 - 1629
Rubens, Peter Paul

Wearing a red tunic, blue robes and a crown of stars, the Virgin treads on a serpent carrying the apple of Sin, in keeping with the customary iconography for this Catholic image. By placing Mary over [+]

The Persecution of the Harpies
Oil on panel. 1636 - 1637
Rubens, Peter Paul
The Persecution of the Harpies
Oil on panel. 1636 - 1637
Rubens, Peter Paul

In his Metamorphoses, Ovid tells of the moment when the Harpies, monstrous beings that were half bird and half woman, were pursued and killed by two of the Argonauts that accompanied Jason. On this pa [+]

The Death of Eurydice
Oil on canvas. 1636 - 1638
Quellinus, Erasmus
The Death of Eurydice
Oil on canvas. 1636 - 1638
Quellinus, Erasmus

La historia de Eurídice aparece en dos ocasiones en el ciclo de la Torre de la Parada; su muerte y su truncada salida de los infiernos. Su muerte es narrada por Ovidio en el libro X (5-10) de las Meta [+]

The Rape of Europe
Oil on canvas. 1636 - 1638
Quellinus, Erasmus
The Rape of Europe
Oil on canvas. 1636 - 1638
Quellinus, Erasmus

El rapto de Europa por parte de Júpiter lo narra Ovidio en sus Metamorfosis en el libro II (838-875): "(...)Se atrevió también la princesa, sin saber a quién montaba, a sentarse sobre el lomo del toro [+]

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