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Luigi Vanvitelli: Wedding of Peleus and Thetis

Drawing by Luigi Vanvitelli representing the Wedding of Peleus and Thetis. Year 1767.

THE DRAWING OF THE WEDDING OF PELEUS AND THETHIS IS VISIBLE IN: Cabinet of drawings (Not visible to the public)
Category drawing
Artist Luigi Vanvitelli (1700-1773)
Year 1767
Origin Italy France
technique sanguine, pen, pencil and ink on paper
Dimensions (WxDxH) 30x41.3cm

Drawing description

Artist: Luigi Vanvitelli

The guests are disposed around an hemicycle table, in the presence of alien and putti genes. The bridegroom is a well-grown hero with helmet and not the legendary Cupid. Among the present are the spouses at one end, a faun on the other side and the Three Graces inside the curve.
For the wedding of Peleus and Thetis there was an important precedent in Rome, a large picture by Romanelli at the Barberini house. The bold decision to draw a foreshortned table and to give it the shape of a canopy, abandoning symmetry and the lavish width, makes the scene compact, too dense to truly mimic ancient scenes.

The wedding of Peleus and Thetis

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The artist: Luigi Vanvitelli

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