Giordano: 'Perseus turning Phineas and his Followers to Stone'

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Giordano: 'Perseus turning Phineas and his Followers to Stone'

Date and time

Monday 30 June, 1–1.30pm

Room 32

Tom Parsons

Tickets

Admission free

Luca Giordano's violent, mythological extravaganza of the defeat of Phineas by Perseus using the head of the Medusa was intended to flatter its viewers, not least through its references to the paintings of Veronese. Tom Parsons explores the connections between this Florentine painter and his Venetian predecessor.

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Image above: Detail from Luca Giordano, 'Perseus turning Phineas and his Followers to Stone', early 1680s

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