“The Death of Prokrida,” Piero di Cosimo – overview of the painting
- Posted by Piero di Cosimo
- Museum: National Gallery (London)
- Year: Around 1495
Overview of the painting :
The death of Prokrida is Piero di Cosimo. Around 1495
In the foreground, the paintings above the half-naked woman lying on the grass with a wound on her neck, possibly already dead, bowed her two faithful friends – a satir and a dog. The horizontal format of the picture allows you to show the perspective, in particular the view on the coast, on which different animals roam. The plot of this beautiful picture is not clear, but it is assumed that the artist portrayed an antique myth about the death of Prokrida, who died at the hands of her husband Kefal, who was jealous of her to the faun. Others consider this picture an illustration of the Renaissance poem of Niccolo da Corredjo Kefal or some other work that has not reached our days. In any case, no interpretation explains the absence of Kefal.