Jupiter: animus as painter

Ferrara, Mantua, Pesaro (Jupiter, Mercury and the Virtue) by Dosso Dossi1515 and 1518. Heald at the Wawel Royal Castle
Ferrara, Mantua, Pesaro (Jupiter, Mercury and the Virtue) by Dosso Dossi 1515 and 1518. Heald at the Wawel Royal Castle

In the image above by Dosso Dossi, we see Jupiter, Mercury and the Virtue. The image is based on a dialogue written by Leon Battista Alberti. In the imag, Jupiter is the painter. He is using the colors of the rainbow to capture the “infinitely ephemeral, gratuitous beauty of the butterfly wing.” [1] “Virtue, scorned by Fortune and by humankind” wishes to complain to Jupiter, but Mercury stops her. He tells her to be silent, for “the master is composing”[1]

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Harpies: anima image

The "Peruvian harpy" Coloured etching. ImprintParis (Rue St. Jacques) : Ednauis et Rapilly, c. 1700 and 1799. US public domain via welcome library
The “Peruvian harpy” Coloured etching.
Imprint Paris (Rue St. Jacques) : Ednauis et Rapilly, c. 1700 and 1799. US public domain via welcome library
In the above image we see a harpy with two tails, horns, fangs, winged ears, and long wavy hair. Harpy from the Greek word harpazein (ἁρπάζειν), “to snatch” [1].

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Sirin and Alkonost: the anima can appear as a bird

Sirin and Alkonost – Birds of Joy and Sorrow by Vasnetsov Sirin Alkonost- 1896. US public domain via wikimedia.
Sirin and Alkonost – Birds of Joy and Sorrow by Vasnetsov Sirin Alkonost- 1896. US public domain via wikimedia.

Carl Jung noted that the anima “can appear as a … bird” [1].

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Melusine: ‘the anima… can appear as a snake.’

Melusine's secret discovered, from Le Roman de Mélusine, circa 1450- 1500, US Public Domain, Wikimedia.
Melusine’s secret discovered, from Le Roman de Mélusine by Jean d’Arras, ca 1450-1500. Bibliothèque nationale de France. US Public Domain, Wikimedia.

In the above image, we see Melusine, a feminine spirit, half snake and half woman. Carl Jung spoke of her as an anima figure (CW 13, para 180). Like Melusine, ‘the anima… can appear as a snake’ (CW 9i, para 358). In Alchemical Studies, Jung speaks of Melusine:

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Kore as Nymph

Paul Hermann Wagner, Forest Nymph Date 1870. US Public Domain via Wikimedia
Paul Hermann Wagner, Forest Nymph Date 1870. US Public Domain via Wikimedia

The kore is the personification of feminine innocence. Carl Jung tells us that at times the kore may appear as nymph (CW 9i, para. 311). In the above painting, we see the kore as forest nymph.

Reference:

  1. The Archetypes and The Collective Unconscious (Collected Works of C.G. Jung Vol.9 Part 1)