Diana discovering the pregnancy of Callisto by Cornelius Willaerts
Painting on oak panel, signed lower left Cornelius Willaerts (1600-1666) and dated. C Willaerts 1643.
The chaste goddess Diana, discovers the pregnancy of Callisto. Diana points an accusing finger at the guilty and orders her followers to undress her in order to control her pregnancy. The unfortunate woman struggles with shame, trying to flee.
Cornelis Willaerts painted the female body with great finesse, his style is full of softness and is related to the Mannerist movement that spread throughout Europe.
From: Saint-Ouen 93 400 FR
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