Actaeon


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Actaeon

(ăktē`ən), in Greek mythology, son of Aristaeus and Autonoë. Because he saw Artemis bathing naked, she changed him into a stag, and his own dogs killed him.

Actaeon

surprised Artemis bathing and was changed by her into a stag. [Gk. Myth.: Jobes, 28]

Actaeon

turned into stag for watching Artemis bathe. [Gk. Myth.: Leach, 8]
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While Ovid stresses that Actaeon accidentally stumbled upon the goddess, as a comparison to his own banishment from Rome that surprised him, numerous artistic interpretations show him spying on Diana instead.
Those who know the mythological story which Corot references know that Actaeon, who has begun sprouting horns, is already doomed.
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The entwined headless horses of We are all flesh (Istanbul) and the antlers and bones of Actaeon suggest encounters with bodies.
Mark Wallinger, the Soho-based artist behind the installation, wants to create a parallel between the modern art viewer and Actaeon, who sees Diana and other women bathing in Ovid's Metamorphoses.
The museum's Assistant Curator of Historic Art, Anne Pritchard, said: "Titian's Diana and Actaeon is probably the UK's most significant public purchase of art in recent years - it's a unique opportunity to see it up close."
He was also to be found checking out the Diana and Actaeon by Italian Renaissance master Titian.
The Walker is the first stop on a national tour of the painting, called Diana and Actaeon.
One of the most important mosaics on display at the museumdepicts the myth ofArtemis and Actaeon.It was found in the city of Shahba.
Both prose and poetry reflect the atmosphere of the individual tales, giving them immediacy, as in Actaeon's hunting, the hunter become the hunted by his own hounds, each mentioned by name.
Last year, Cattrall posed semi naked for a recreation of its sister painting, Diana and Actaeon, which was brought for the National Galleries of Scotland and London.