Interesting Art: The Arts Begging

A new exhibit opens this week at the Portland (Ore.) Art Museum called La volupte du goût: French Painting in the Age of Madame de Pompadour that includes this work:

The Arts Begging Fate to Spare the Life of Madame de Pompadour
The Arts Begging Fate to Spare the Life of Madame de Pompadour

Information from the museum says that, in the painting, “the bearded figure of Destiny leans across the globe to stay the hand of one of the Three Fates who is about to cut the thread of life spun by her sisters.” Below them, the “beseeching crowd” is Apollo, Music, Architecture, Painting and Sculpture.

If you’re in the northwest, or plan to visit Portland before mid-May, you can see the work on exhibit.

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