Sign in to favourite Sign in to add to album Geographical notes close Places are defined in terms of modern geography. Copyright Information close This artwork is in public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less. If you are a copyright owner of this artwork, or his/hers legal representative, and you do not agree that this artwork is public domain, please let us know firstname.lastname@example.org WikiArt.org allows unlimited copying, distributing and displaying of the images of public domain artworks. Artworks protected by copyright are supposed to be used only for contemplation. Images of that type of artworks are prohibited for copying, printing, or any kind of reproducing and communicating to public since these activities may be considered copyright infringement. Public domain ← → Danae Rembrandt Alternative name: Danaë (Rembrandt painting) Date: 1643 Style: Baroque Genre: mythological painting Media: oil, canvas Dimensions: 203 x 185 cm Location: Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia Tags: female-nude, Greek-and-Roman-Mythology, Danae Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danaë_(Rembrandt_painting) References: www.hermitagemuseum.org Order an oil painting reproduction Ad Image dimension 661x600px, View all sizes This painting depicts the mythical character of Danae, welcoming Zeus into her bed, and who later bore his son, Perseus. Rembrandt originally used his first wife, Saskia, as the model in the painting, but later replaced her face with the face of his mistress Geertje Dircx. In 1985, a man threw acid on the painting as it hung on display at the Hermitage Museum. He also cut the canvas twice with a knife. The most badly damaged parts of the painting were to the face and hair of Danae, her right arm, and her legs. The entire middle section of the painting was also dripping with a conglomeration of paint spots. Restoration of the painting began the same day, and was finished twelve years later. Then man who threw the acid was later declared insane. Rembrandt Famous works Christ in the Storm Rembrandt · 1633 Flora Rembrandt · 1634 Belshazzar's Feast Rembrandt · 1635 Self-portrait with Saskia in the Parable of the Prodigal Son Rembrandt · 1635 The Nightwatch Rembrandt · 1642 Danae Rembrandt · 1643 The Return of the Prodigal Son Rembrandt · 1669 View all 775 artworks Related Artworks Rembrandt Alexander Roitburd 1 Load more Advertisement.