An In-Depth Analysis of “Diana and Her Companions” by Johannes Vermeer

This is the start of a four-part series where I analyze three paintings depicting goddesses, and I will compare and contrast them. This article first analyses the Goddess, Diana.

Diana is the Roman goddess of domestic animals, hunting, the moon, conception, childbirth, and virginity. Even though she is the goddess of virginity, she is constantly portrayed as nude. Although it can be argued that it is the study of the body and even the representation of motherhood, it is also a conscious choice made by the…