Antoine-Jean Gros: Hercules and Diomedes

Antoine-Jean Gros: Hercules and Diomedes

1835’s Hercules and Diomedes is Antoine-Jean Gros‘ final painting and depicts the seventh labor of Hercules who is punishing in kind the cruelty of Diomedes, who fed many strangers to his horses. It is a return to the Neoclassical style of Gros’ teacher Jacques-Louis David with its restrained colors and ancient subject matter.

Antoine-Jean Gros’s Hercules and Diomedes is in the Musée des Augustins in Toulouse, France.

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