Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The Arming of Perseus

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Edward Burne-Jones
(British, 1833-1898)
The Arming of Perseus, 1885
Oil on canvas

This painting shows the nymphs bringing Perseus his winged sandals, a helmet of invisibility, and a purse for the Gorgon's head.
It is almost identical to Burne-Jones's first version, Perseus and the Sea Nymphs. I like this version better: the colors are darker but brighter, Perseus got a haircut, and the sea nymphs look much happier. Which version do you prefer? :)


  1. I like the colors of the other one better, but I definitely prefer Perseus' hair in this one. XD