Atalanta and Hippomenes
Oil on canvas, 206 x 297 cm
Museo del Prado, Madrid
“Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee.” Isa. 14:11
Lucifer, the most beautiful of all the angels, director of music and praise in heaven.
Modest Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition: The Great Gate of Kiev.
Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death, whose limits are obscured in darkness, advance, hollow-eyed and remorseful, the conquerors of all ages, marching in close ranks between a double row of corpses, stripped and rigid, lying packed close together with their feet toward the procession.