Saturday, December 5, 2015

Chicago Museum of Art: The Abduction of the Sabine Women

Luca Geordano painted the Abduction of the Sabine Women between 1675 and 1680.  Giordano was perhaps the most acclaimed and well traveled artist in Italy in the later 1600's.  He was able to assimilate other styles as a benefit of his travels. 

In this story, the Romans, plagued by a shortge of brides, invited the neighboring Sabines to a festival.   It was during the feast, that the Romans kidnapped the younger women. 

Note....I didn't give a damn trigger warning.  Some may find this difficult and be offended by the painting.   Deal with it.

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