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Pandora

Pandora, 1873 — Alexandre Cabanel
70.2 cm49.2 cm

Pandora is an Academic, Oil on Canvas Painting created by Alexandre Cabanel in 1873. It lives at the The Walters Art Museum in the United States. The image is in the Public Domain, and tagged Greek and Roman Mythology, and Portraits. Source

Alexandre Cabanel, a professor of painting at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, depicts the Swedish soprano Christine Nilsson as Pandora, from the Greek myth of a woman whose curiosity was tempted into opening a forbidden box, releasing the wickedness that plagues humanity.

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