The Myths and Muses of Body Beautiful

This Jean Raoux painting from the 1700s depicts Orpheus and Eurydice leaving the underworld. In the back left you can see Hades (god of the underworld) and his wife Persephone, who have been charmed into granting Orpheus’ plea by the beauty of his music. A hero. A muse. A god. A nymph. A beautiful youth.… Read More