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A naked man tumbles screaming into a fiery abyss. He is Ixion, who attempted to seduce Hera, the wife of Zeus, the ruler of the gods. He was punished for his arrogance by being doomed to rotate for eternity on a burning wheel. Naked figures in overcomplicated poses were a typical challenge for Mannerist painters.
|Title||The Fall of Ixion|
|Material and technique||Oil on canvas|
|Location||This object is in storage|
Width : 152 cm
Height : 192 cm
Painter: Cornelis Cornelisz. van Haarlem
|Accession number||3006 (OK)|
|Credits||Aankoop / Purchase: 1980|
|Age maker||About 26 years old|
|Exhibitions|| The Collection Enriched (2011)
|External exhibitions|| 'De Hollandse Michelangelo' Cornelis van Haarlem (1562-1638) (2012)
|Material||Oil > Paint > Artist's material > Material > Material and technique|
|Canvas > Worked fibres > Fibre > Vegetable material > Organic material > Material > Material and technique|
|Object||Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object|
|Geographical origin||Northern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe|
All about the maker
Cornelis Cornelisz. van Haarlem
Haarlem 1562 - Haarlem 1638
Cornelis Cornelisz van Haarlem was a pupil of Pieter Pietersz, the son of Pieter Aertsen, and is considered one of the most deliberately mannerist painters in t..