The word “apotheosis” derives from the Greek and means 'deify'. The Latin users employed the term 'deificatio' with the same meaning. In the theological sense it is now used to convey the idea of ​​'great stature'.

O vocábulo apoteose deriva do Grego, língua em que significa 'divinizar'. Os latinos usavam 'deificatio' com idêntico sentido. No sentido teológico passou a ser usada com a ideia de 'óptima estatura'.

Vasily Vasilievich Vereshchagin (1842-1904)-'the apotheosis of war'-oil on canvas-1871   Moscow-Tretyakov Gallery

Izaak van den Blocke (1575-1628)-'the apotheosis of Gdansk trade'-oil on canvas-1608   Gdansk-Main Town Hall

Mihály von Munkácsy (1844-1900)-'apotheosis of Renaissance'-fresco-1888   Wien-Kunsthistorisches Museum (Gemäldegalerie ceiling)

Girolamo Muziano (ca 1532-1566)-'apotheosis of Hercules'-fresco   Tivoli-Villa d'Este (sala di Ercole)

Jean-Auguste Dominique Ingres (1780-1867)-'apotheosis of Homer´-oil on canvas-1827   Paris-Musée du Louvre

Charles Le Brun (1619-1690)-'apotheosis of Louis XIV'-oil on canvas-1677   Budeapest-Museum of Fine Arts

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