Gianciotto Discovers Paolo and Francesca, by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, 1819
Gianciotto Discovers Paolo and Francesca, by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, 1819.
Ingres' painting of Paolo and Francesca displays the artist's mastery of the so-called 'troubadour' style; paintings in this style aimed at depicting an idealised atmosphere of historical episodes of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
The painting also displays Ingres' interest in depicting scenes of troubled passion, such as the one between the two ill-fated lovers from Dante's Inferno V.
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