Anton Raphael Mengs (1728-1779): 23 paintings

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Helios as Personification of Midday – Anton Raphael Mengs

In ancient Greek religion and mythology, Helios (/ˈhiːliəs, –ɒs/; Ancient Greek: Ἥλιος, lit. ‘Sun’; Homeric Greek: Ἠέλιος) is the god and personification of the Sun (Solar deity). His name is also Latinized as Helius,…

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On this Day: March 22, 1728 | Birthday of Anton Raphael Mengs

22 March 1728: Birthday of Anton Raphael Mengs, German painter and theorist (d. 1779) (Source) Anton Raphael Mengs (22 March 1728[1] – 29 June 1779) was a German painter, active in Dresden, Rome,…

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