Penelope at Her Loom, 1764

This painting shows Penelope, a character from Homer’s epic ancient Greek poem The Odyssey. It was painted by the Swiss-Austrian artist Angelica Kauffman (1741-1807), one of the most famous European painters in the 18th century. Looming fate Why the sad face? Penelope’s face and posture are mournful, and you can see tears in her eyes.… Continue reading Penelope at Her Loom, 1764