Antonio del Pollaiuolo: Hercules and Antaeus, c. 1470-1475

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This is an educational art history video exploring Antonio del Pollaiuolo’s Hercules and Antaeus as a visualization of mortality. Antonio’s sculpture and painting advanced the depiction of dramatic action as well as figures moving in pictorial narrative space in Italian Renaissance art. Part of the Seeing Art History series, it is written and narrated by .