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Libro IV: vv. 1-30 Didone
Libro IV: vv. 160-197 Il temporale fatale
Libro IV: vv. 296-392 L'ultimo colloquio
Libro IV: vv. 584-705 Morte di Didone

Images

Italiano
Didone, Mantegna
La morte di Didone, Guercino
La morte di Didone, Rubens
Didone ed Enea, Reni
Incontro di Venere ed Enea, Cortona
Didone abbandonata tra le ancelle e Africa, pittura pompeiana
Mercurio appare ad Enea, Romanelli
Enea e Didone durante la caccia, stoffa copta
Enea e Venere, Tiepolo
Villa di Low Ham
Didone mostra Cartagine ad Enea, Lorrain
I codici Vaticani latini
Didone ed Enea al mattino della caccia, Turner

English
Dido, Mantegna
Dido's Death, Guercino
Dido's Death, Rubens
Dido and Aeneas, Reni
Venus meets Aeneas, Cortona
Dido between her handmaids and Africa, Pompeian painting
Mercury appears to Aeneas, Romanelli
Aeneas and Dido during the hunting, coptic fabric
Aeneas and Venus, Tiepolo
Low Ham's Villa
Dido shows Cartage to Aeneas, Lorrain
The Latin Vatican Codes
Dido and Aeneas during hunting in the morning, Turner

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Mercury appears to Aeneas, Romanelli




G. Romanelli, Mercury appears to Aeneas (1635), Aen. 4, 238-278


Romanelli


Romanelli, Gian Francesco, Italian painter (Viterbo 1610- 1662). Pietro da Cortona's pupil, he sometimes imitated his style (S.Thomas's charity, Rome, St. Augustine). He soon found his own style, more simple (Arione, Roma, Costaguti Collection; Presentation at the Temple, Roma, S.Maria degli Angeli).
He visited France twice : in 1646-1648 and then in 1655: during his second stay, he devoted himself to composing big decorative works (Roman and Jew Histories, Paris, Louvre, Anna of Austriaís room; mythological subjects, Paris, Mazzarino's palace, now National Library). Very popular is his production for tapestries, in Rome for Barberini (Plays of Puttos, Villa Lante; Mysteries Christís life and death, Barberini Palace) and in France.


Mercury appears to Aeneas


This picture is in clear baroque style, as we can see from the richly decorated frames, which give importance to the whole scene. The action takes place in the middle of the picture, where Mercury appears to Aeneas. Their perspective and depth have also great importance.