Southern Minnesota Museum of Arts


Arrival of the Renaissance exhibit

The arrival of our new exhibit will protray famous paintings, and staues of the Renaissance era. We hope to leave you ammused, and full of imformation about the historical artwork displayed. The new exhibit will open July 14th of this year. Please come and join us for the opening day to celebrate our museum's newest improvement. For more information or questions, use our contact info above.

Bacchus and Ariadne

Bacchus and Ariadne was an oil painting, that was painted by Titian in the years of 1502-1523. In the picture Bacchus is the God of wine who emerges from a landscape with his followers. He leaps from his cheetah drawn chariot towards Ariadne. Ariadne was abandoned in the greek island, Naxos by Thesus. She is very scared of Bacchus, but he raises her up to heaven, and turns her into a constellation shown by the stars above her head.
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Annunciation is a picture painted by Leonardo Da Vinci in the city of Florence during the years of 1472-1475. It is a painting of a Biblical subject of the Annunciation, from the Gospel of Luke, chapter 1, verses 26-39. Leonardo painted the picture to display the angel Gabriel being sent by God to annouce to the virgin Mary, that she would concieve, and give birth to Jesus. Who's reign will last forever.
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Hercules and Cacus

Hercules and Cacus was a statue created by Bartolommeo Bandinelli in the years of 1525-1534. The marble block that the statue was created from what was originally ordered for the artist Michelangelo, to carve as part of the statue of David. Instead it was later delivered to Bandinelli, and he created Hercules and Cacus. Hercules was the son of Zeus, and was known for his strength, and far-ranging adventures. Cacus was a fire breathing giant, and the son of Vulcan. The statue represents the victory of Hercules after Cacus, for terrorizing the Palantine Hill before the founding of Rome.
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Statue of David

The statue if David was created by Michelangelo during the years of 1501-1504. The statue represents the Biblical hero, David. Originally the statue was suppose to be created as one of a series of statues of prophets. It was to be placed along the roof of the Florence Cathedral, but instead the statue was placed in a public square outside of the Palazzo Della Signoria. The statue of David was also recognized for Michelangelo's immense detail of muscles, and veins along the body of David.
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