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Dance of the nymphs
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Donato CRETI
Dance of the nymphs
[Ballo di ninfe]
Oil on canvas
140 x 114 cm  [HxW]
Museo Nazionale di Palazzo Venezia, Roma

A nymph is a goddess of mountains, forests, meadows and water, all of which appear in this poetic work. A musical conversation flows between the lute, the reed and the viol players.The lute player is modelled on a figure in a painting by Ludovico Carracci.

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