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In the Salon of 1848, Diaz exhibited a painting entitled "The Departure of Diana for the Hunt," which was criticized for inept drawing. The following year, he painted this picture, larger than the first and characterized by careful draughtsmanship…

For his depiction of the gigantic hunter, Poussin drew on the Greek writer Lucian (De domo 27–29): "Orion, who is blind, is carrying Cedalion, and the latter, riding on his back, is showing him the way to the sunlight. The rising sun is healing…

In 1891, Madison Square Garden, designed by Stanford White, opened to the public with great fanfare. White (1853 - 1906), an old friend and artistic collaborator of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, modeled the Garden's tower after the tower of the Giralda…

This picture is based on an engraving of Diana by Giovanni Jacopo Caraglio of 1526 after a design by Rosso Fiorentino, from the series "Gods in Niches." A second inspiration is the two versions of Leda and the Swan (both lost) by Leonardo da…