Hercules

Farnese Hercules

circa 1592

Why is it canonical?

Hendrick Goltzius was a member of a small academy of artists in Haarlem that he helped to found. These artists supported and learned from each other. This piece is inspired by a trip the academy took together to Italy before the international influence of Caravaggio, and thus comes directly from the ancient past.

Locations

Netherlands Haarlem

Periods

Renaissance

Media

Engraving

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Hercules

Hendrick Goltzius, Farnese Hercules

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