Varius & Thais by Carl Melegari

Varius & Thais by Carl Melegari
Varius & Thais by Carl Melegari

Varius and Thais is one of a series of double portraits. The original Thais was a Greek courtesan of the conqueror Alexander the Great. Melegari’s interpretation shows the figure at the back (Varius) gazing enigmatically at his companion Thais, now transformed into a man.

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