MELLER, Peter

Description

Dido
This image of a voluptuous woman being tortured by Eros is perhaps expressive enough without any title, but other versions of the print bear an epigraph from Vergils Aenied: Uritur Infelix Dido (Unhappy Dido Burns). We are thus able to recognize the scene as an illustration of the famous love story - told in some of the most powerful verses in all of ancient poetry - in which the Queen of Carthage is destroyed by her love for the Trojan hero Aeneas. - Anival Cortes

Creator

MELLER, Peter
b. Hungary, 1928-2008

Source

Incoming loan, courtesy John Moore

Identifier

IL2012.007.029

Citation

MELLER, Peter and b. Hungary, 1928-2008, “MELLER, Peter,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed October 5, 2022, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/7419.