Famous Narcissus Art

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

List items include Metamorphosis of Narcissus, Echo and Narcissus and more.

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Echo and Narcissus is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Narcissus Art
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Echo and Narcissus is a painting dating from 1903 by John William Waterhouse. It illustrates the poem Echo and Narcissus from Ovid's Metamorphoses. John William Waterhouse was an English painter who, because of his style and themes, has been classified as a Pre-Raphaelite, but is more accurately described as a Neo-Classical painter. He painted over 200 works, mainly in the genres of classical mythology, and of historical or literary subjects. One of his common themes is the femme fatale, the woman who ensnares a man. Echo and Narcissus is in the genre of classical mythology. In Ovid's version of the myth, Narcissus was the son of the river god Cephissus and the nymph Liriope. His parents ...more on Wikipedia

Artist: John William Waterhouse

Subject: Echo, Narcissus

Art Form: Painting

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Metamorphosis of Narcissus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Narcissus Art
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Metamorphosis of Narcissus is an oil-on-canvas painting by the Spanish surrealist Salvador Dalí. This painting is from Dalí's Paranoiac-critical period. According to Greek mythology, Narcissus fell in love with his own reflection in a pool. Unable to embrace the watery image, he pined away, and the gods immortalized him as a flower. Dalí completed this painting in 1937 on his long awaited return to Paris after having had great success in the United States. The painting shows Narcissus sitting in a pool, gazing down. Not far away there is a decaying stone figure which corresponds closely to him but is perceived quite differently; as a hand holding up a bulb or egg from which a Narcissus is ...more on Wikipedia

Artist: Salvador Dalí

Subject: Narcissus

Art Form: Painting

Period / Movement: Surrealism

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Narcisse is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Narcissus Art
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"Narcisse" (1728) is a painting by French artist Franois Lemoyne. ...more on Wikipedia

Artist: François Lemoyne

Subject: Narcissus

Genres (Art): History painting

Art Form: Painting

Period / Movement: Rococo

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Narcissus is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Narcissus Art
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Narcissus is a painting by the Italian Baroque master Caravaggio, painted circa 1597–1599. It is housed in the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica in Rome. The painting was originally attributed to Caravaggio by Roberto Longhi in 1916. This is one of only two known Caravaggios on a theme from Classical mythology, although this reflects the accidents of survival rather than the historical reality. The story of Narcissus, told by the poet Ovid in his Metamorphoses, is of a handsome youth who falls in love with his own reflection. Unable to tear himself away, he dies of his passion, and even when crossing the Styx, keeps looking at his own reflection. Ovid's Narcissus was a frequent topic in ...more on Wikipedia

Artist: Caravaggio

Subject: Narcissus

Genres (Art): History painting

Art Form: Painting

Period / Movement: Baroque

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