Hero And leander (Ca. 1604) - Peter Paul Rubens - Canvas Print

Size: 14"x10" (35x25cm)
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The painting "Hero and Leander" by Peter Paul Rubens, created around 1604, is based on the ancient Greek myth of Hero and Leander. The story narrates the tragic love between Hero, a priestess of Aphrodite living in a tower in the city of Sestos, and Leander, a young man from Abydos on the opposite side of the Hellespont (now known as the Dardanelles) strait. In the painting, Hero is depicted as a beautiful woman leaning out of her tower window, longingly gazing at Leander who is swimming towards her. The scene captures the moment when Hero uses a lamp to guide Leander through the darkness and the dangerous currents of the strait so they can be together. Tragically, Leander drowns in the attempt, and Hero commits suicide upon learning of his death. Rubens' painting showcases his masterful use of color, light, and composition, creating a dramatic and romantic scene that highlights the love between Hero and Leander. The vibrant blues and greens of the water contrast beautifully with the warm yellows and reds in Hero's clothing, drawing the viewer's attention to their intense passion for each other.

Hero And leander (Ca. 1604) - Peter Paul Rubens - Canvas Print

  • Premium Quality: Hand stretched over a 38mm pine gallery frame with premium 330gsm cotton canvas.
  • Advanced Finish: Lacquered with satin varnish for UV protection, ensuring vibrant and lasting color.
  • Archival Grade Inks: Printed with archival-grade inks to resist fading, maintaining the artwork's beauty for years.
  • Ready to Hang: Each canvas comes ready to hang right out the box, making installation effortless.
  • Perfect for Any Space: Ideal for homes, offices, or as a gift, our prints add a touch of elegance to any room.

Available Sizes: 14"x10" (35x25cm), 16"x12" (40x30cm)


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