Noa Leibson '20, Gettysburg College
Student Research Paper
While collectors and scientists sought out the rarest and best preserved naturalia for their collections, others sought out and commissioned paintings and other forms of artifice to go beside them. One artist held in high regard during the era of curiosity cabinets was Guido Reni, artist of the famed ‘Aurora,’ a copy of which remains in the gallery today. Paintings like this one would have hung regally on the walls of curiosity cabinets, the beauty showing the potential of man, and the themes of nature and classics fitting right in with other pieces surrounding them. [excerpt]
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Leibson, Noa, "Aurora: A Painting of the Coming Dawn" (2017). Wonders of Nature and Artifice. 5.
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