Books and Art: Pygmalion and Galatea (1797). Louis Gauffier...

Books and Art: Pygmalion and Galatea (1797). Louis Gauffier...

Pygmalion and Galatea (1797). Louis Gauffier (French, 1761-1801). Oil on canvas. Manchester City Galleries.
A mythological scene from Ovid, depicting Aphrodite breathing life into the statue of Galatea. Cupid follows, aiming his bow and arrow at the statue. Pygmalion, King of Cyprus stands gazing up at the statue. A tripod altar stands, smoking with burnt offerings, there is a fallen statue head on the ground.

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