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Order out of Chaos, Western Facade of the National Cathedral -- Washington, DC

Ugolino and His Sons, Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, 1860 - Metropolitan Art Museum, NYC, collection

The Rape Of The Sabine Women, Giambologna (1574-82), Florence The English word “rape” is a conventional translation of Latin raptio, which in this context means “abduction” rather than its prevalent modern meaning of sexual violation.

Ugolino and His Sons, modeled ca. 1860–61, executed in marble 1865–67 Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (French, 1827–1875) Saint-Béat marble

Heracles was the illegitimate son (human son) of Zeus. Hera, Zeus's wife, was angered by Zeus's bastard child and drove Heracles crazy enough to where he killed his own wife and children. Heracles performs a number of amazing deeds to atone for his crimes. When he completes these deeds, he receives immortality and becomes a god

Marble head of Paris. 1st century A.D. Roman copy after Hellenistic original ( 4th century B.C.) | Museo Palatino, Rome

Known in English as the "Lucifer of Liège," its actual title is "Le génie du mal" — "The Genius of Evil." It was carved by Belgian sculpture Guillaume Geefs in 1848, and it depicts a tortured yet beautiful young man. As idealized as his image is, he is actually a replacement of another Lucifer carved by Guillaume’s younger brother Joseph a few years earlier.