Xanthe & Aesop by Carl Melegari

Xanthe & Aesop by Carl Melegari
Xanthe & Aesop by Carl Melegari

Xanthe and Aesop is one of a series of double portraits. Xanthe is a beautiful golden person in ancient mythology. We don’t know if Aesop ever existed though his tales live on today. The painting shows him as a hidden figure whom Xanthe finds hard to understand. As in all his winged portraits the suggestion is angelic though there are both good and bad angels.

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