The Four Elements (1575-76), by Jacobo Zucchi

The Four Elements (1575-76), by Jacobo Zucchi

Artist: Jacopo Zucchi
Painting: The Four Elements 1575-76
Summary: This unfinished allegorical painting on copper may once have formed part of a larger decorative scheme. The subject is the Four Elements:

1) Water (in the form of a river-god and abundance of coral lower left),
2) Earth (in the form of Cybele who is seated lower centre),
3) Fire (shown by Vulcan in his forge lower right) and
4) Air (with Juno in the centre, surrounded by nymphs, and a multitude of birds upper left).

– The Four Elements, by Jacobo Zucchi, Web Gallery of Art,