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The Greatest Works Art About Hercules

Updated October 1, 2020 0 votes 13.9k views12 items

List of famous Hercules art, listed alphabetically with pictures of the artwork when available. This list includes examples of historic Hercules paintings, sculptures and any other forms of art. These are all popular Hercules works by famous or notable artists, so you'll most likely recognize the majority of artists on this list. Though the years Hercules has been a reoccurring subject in the world of art, drawing inspiration from renowned artists all around the world If any amazing Hercules art pieces are missing, feel free to add them below.

List items include Hercules and Omphale, Hercules and Cacus and many additional items as well.

If you're looking to answer the question, "What is an example of Hercules art?" then this list will be of use to you.
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    • Hercules and Cacus is a white sculpture to the right of the entrance of the Palazzo Vecchio in the Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Italy. This work by the Florentine artist Baccio Bandinelli was commissioned as a pendant to David, which had been commissioned by the republican counsel of Florence, under Piero Soderini, to commemorate the victory over the Medici. The colossus was originally given to Michelangelo and meant to complement the David but later appropriated by the Medici family as a symbol of their renewed power after their return from exile in 1512, and again in 1530. Although descriptions of its unveiling in 1534 provided verbal and written criticisms of the marble, most were...  more
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        "Hercules and Omphale" (1724) is a painting by French artist Franois Lemoyne....  more
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          "Hercules and the Lernaean Hydra" (1875-1876) is a painting by French Symbolist artist Gustave Moreau....  more
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