Hercules, Deianeira and the centaur Nessus.

a 17th century painting comes to  life in a short stop motion animation film.

“Missing! The Hercules of P.C. Hooft”.
Around 1645 the Amsterdam poet Jan Vos often visits P.C. Hooft op het Muiderslot. Vos writes a poem about a painting by Hooft depicting the Roman god Hercules. This poem is the only concrete mention of a work of art that at the time hung in the Ridderzaal of the Muiderslot. Now, more than 370 years later, we are looking for the described painting. We think we found it!

The 17th century painting comes to life in a short stop motion animationfilm.

commissioned by the National Museum Muiderslot

première: National Museum Muiderslot_2018
stop motion animation
3:00 min.
QuickTime HD

“Hercules, Deianeira and the centaur Nessus” David Vinckboons  (Mechelen 1576 – ca. 1632)
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