Danae with Nursemaid

Danae with Nursemaid is an oil painting produced between 1553 and 1554 by Italian artist Titian.

Titian painted the first series of the Danae painting when he was over fifty years old.

The painting Danae with Nursemaid describes a key moment of Danae. Danae was locked up by the king and she fears for her life after being told that her son would kill the king. Danae then becomes Zeus love interest. The father of gods, penetrates the princess Danae chambers in the form of a golden shower as well as a son named Perseus. Looking closely at the incoming golden shower, Danae gently tilts her neck towards them parting slightly her legs. She appears to be welcoming the golden shower and feeling grateful to the rain of affection. Danae most unconstrained and sexually charged self was clearly reflected in the painting Danae with Nursemaid.

The work can be viewed at Museo del Prado, Madrid.

LocationMuseo del Prado, Madrid
MediumOil on Canvas

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