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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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In the Greek myth of Perseus and Andromeda, Perseus has to save Andromeda, who is chained to a rock from the sea-monster Ceto. Andromeda has been the subject of numerous ancient and modern works of art, including Andromeda Chained to the Rocks (Rembrandt), one of Titian's poesies (Wallace Collection), and compositions by Joachim Wtewael (Louvre), Veronese (Rennes), Rubens, Ingres and Gustave Moreau. From the Renaissance onwards the chained nude figure of Andromeda was typically the centre of interest, and often she was shown alone, fearfully awaiting the monster.

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