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Thread #58211   Message #921566
Posted By: JohnInKansas
30-Mar-03 - 12:46 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: What was behind virgins wearing laurels?
Subject: RE: Folklore: What was behind virgins wearing laurels?
The following links to art with the Daphne and Apollo theme are to "thumbnail pages." Click on the thumbnail if you want an enlargement.
Bernini sculpture 1620s 4th and 5th down.
Carlo Maratti 1681 3d picture down.
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo 1744 scroll down 7 pictures
Nicolas Poussin 1625 scroll to the bottom.
Antonia Garellia
John William Waterhouse 1908 about half way down.
Lord Frederick Leighton "Daphnephoria" 1874-6. Click on the thumbnail for enlargement, or on the "Download Hi Res" bar for a really enlargeable file (1.8 MB).

And another plug for the "biggest and best" web art site:
Art Renewal Center Homepage
Artist Index at ARC page 1 of 17.

We've probably got Daphne pretty well pegged - but are we making any progress toward why virgins get laurels?