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instilling fear, revulsion, devotion, or wonderment ...
a three headed dog, pet of Hades,
a many-headed, serpent-like creature that guarded an Underworld entrance beneath Lake Le...
Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures
in paintings
(1)
Minotaure
a man-eating monster with the body of a man and the head of a bull.
His mom, Queen Pasiphae of Crete, was cursed...
the Minotaur gazing out to sea awaiting the next shipment
of young men and virgin women from Greece ...
the small bird cru...
Theseus has just decapitated the Minotaur,
while Ariadne waits, holding the thread which
enables him to retrace his steps ...
Pan, Faunus
the god of shepherds and hunters, and of the meadows and forests of the mountain wilds,
depicted as a man with...
a young faun is struggling to make musical sounds
from the reed pipes he holds so intently …
Franz Stuck
Dissonance
1910
V...
an faun
and
an small blackbird on the branch
Arnold Böcklin
Faun whistling to a Blackbird
Faune sifflant à un merle, Faune...
the ugly god Pan in love with the beautiful Syrinx ...
By a merciful spell, the vainly fleeing nymph is turned
into reeds....
Satyr
part man and part beast, a mythical woodland creature that had the body of a man with asinine ears
and tail of a goa...
a group of nymphs have been surprised, while bathing
in a secluded pond, by a lascivious satyr ...
some of the nymphs are ...
the satyr Marsyas challenged the god Apollon ...
as punishment for his hubris, Apollon had Marsyas tied to
a tree and flay...
Cyclopes
Basically, there are two main branches of the Cyclopes family.
The elder Cyclopes who they allied with Zeus, forg...
an episode from the ancient Greek epic, the Odyssey ...
hero Ulysses’ crew rowing frantically out to sea, through
large wa...
the Cyclops Polyphemus spies on the sleeping Nereid Galathea
from behind a tall mountain ...
the one-eyed giant’s love rem...
Chimera
a bizarre fire-breathing creature with the body and head of a lion,
with the head of a goat protruding from its ba...
Though she was once believed to be nearly invincible (as she
had a lion's strength, a goat's cunning, and a snake's venom)...
a chimera whit a human head and body, angelic wings,
and a serpent’s (or dragon’s) tail.
Gustave Moreau
Chimera
Chimère
18...
Bellerophon by attacking the Chimaera from the air …
Peter Paul Rubens
Bellerophon, Pegasus and Chimera
Bellérophon, monté...
Centaur
Centaurs were a tribe of half-man, half-horse savages who inhabited the mountains and forests of Thessalian Magnes...
the most puzzling Arnold Böcklin‘s painting
Nessus and Deianeira wrestle grimly and Heracles
behind them is busy pushing a...
Gustave Moreau contrasted the centaur's dark skin and muscular
strength with Dejanira's pale flesh and graceful, lithe fig...
the story of the centaur Chiron, who fatally wounded himself
while inspecting the arrows of Hercules tainted
by the poison...
hand-to-hand combat, and wielding rocks ...
A fierce battle erupted.
The centaurs used tree trunks and slabs
of stone as w...
A centaur bears a dead poet with a lyre …
Gustave Moreau
Poète mort porté par un centaure
Dead poet borne by centaur
1890
...
the submission of passion to reason ...
Sandro Botticelli
Pallas and the Centaur
Pallas et le Centaure
1482
Galleria degli...
Cerberus
was the gigantic, three-headed hound of Haides which guarded the gates of the underworld and prevented the escape...
Cerberus, the terrifying three-headed monster,
guards the circle of Hell where gluttons are punished.
Dante’s Inferno, can...
The Twelfth Labor: Cerberus
Hercules knew how much Hades loved that fierce, bad tempered
dog, and asked Hades' permission ...
Duke Cosimo I de' Medici as
the mythological musician and poet after having calmed Cerberus,
the doglike guardian to Hades...
olga_oes
Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings (1)
Monstres dangereux et créatures mythologiques dans...
(1) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(1) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(1) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(1) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(1) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(1) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(1) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(1) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(1) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(1) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(1) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(1) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(1) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(1) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(1) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(1) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(1) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(1) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(1) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(1) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(1) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(1) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(1) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(1) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(1) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(1) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(1) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(1) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(1) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(1) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(1) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(1) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(1) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(1) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(1) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(1) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(1) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(1) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(1) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(1) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(1) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(1) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(1) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(1) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
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  1. 1. instilling fear, revulsion, devotion, or wonderment ...
  2. 2. a three headed dog, pet of Hades, a many-headed, serpent-like creature that guarded an Underworld entrance beneath Lake Lerna, giants humanoids of extraordinary size, strength, and appetite, often with little intelligence, a woodland creature that had the body of a man with the ears and tail of a goat or horse, sometimes with hooves, today, these creatures continue to thrill, terrify, entertain, and inspire us …
  3. 3. Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings (1)
  4. 4. Minotaure a man-eating monster with the body of a man and the head of a bull. His mom, Queen Pasiphae of Crete, was cursed to fall in love with a magical bull sent from the sea by Poseidon. The creature resided in the twisting maze of the labyrinth where it was offered a regular sacrifice of youths and maidens to satisfy its cannibalistic hunger. The beast was eventually slain by the hero Theseus.
  5. 5. the Minotaur gazing out to sea awaiting the next shipment of young men and virgin women from Greece ... the small bird crushed by his mighty fist symbolizes the purity and vulnerability of youth George Frederic Watts The Minotaur Le Minotaure 1885 The Tate Gallery, London
  6. 6. Theseus has just decapitated the Minotaur, while Ariadne waits, holding the thread which enables him to retrace his steps to the exit ... Master of the Cassoni Campana, Maître des Cassoni Campana Theseus and the Minotaur Thésée et le Minotaure 1510s Musée du Petit Palais, Avignon
  7. 7. Pan, Faunus the god of shepherds and hunters, and of the meadows and forests of the mountain wilds, depicted as a man with the horns, legs and tail of a goat, a thick beard, snub nose and pointed ears. He often appears in scenes of the company of Dionysus. Pan idled in the rugged countryside of Arkadia (Arcadia), playing his panpipes and chasing Nymphs.
  8. 8. a young faun is struggling to make musical sounds from the reed pipes he holds so intently … Franz Stuck Dissonance 1910 Villa Stuck, Munich
  9. 9. an faun and an small blackbird on the branch Arnold Böcklin Faun whistling to a Blackbird Faune sifflant à un merle, Faune et le merle 1864-1865 Neue Pinakothek, Munich
  10. 10. the ugly god Pan in love with the beautiful Syrinx ... By a merciful spell, the vainly fleeing nymph is turned into reeds. Later on the smart god will manufacture a flute from the reeds in order to at least hear her voice. Jan Breughel the Younger, Peter Paul Rubens Jan Brueghel le Jeune, Peter Paul Rubens (studio) Pan and Syrinx Pan et la Syrinx 1600-1649 Staatliches Museum Schwerin, Schwerin
  11. 11. Satyr part man and part beast, a mythical woodland creature that had the body of a man with asinine ears and tail of a goat or horse, sometimes with hooves The Greek poet Hesiod identifies satyrs as brothers of the nymphs, while also calling them "good-for-nothing" and "mischievous." Followers of Dionysus, the god of wine and ecstasy, satyrs had a reputation for drunkenness and lewdness. They were considered symbols of fertility and were frequently portrayed chasing nymphs.
  12. 12. a group of nymphs have been surprised, while bathing in a secluded pond, by a lascivious satyr ... some of the nymphs are trying to dampen the satyr's ardor by pulling him into the cold water William-Adolphe Bouguereau Nymphs and Satyr Nymphes et satyre 1873 Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown
  13. 13. the satyr Marsyas challenged the god Apollon ... as punishment for his hubris, Apollon had Marsyas tied to a tree and flayed alive (The choice of such a violent scene was perhaps inspired by the death of Marcantonio Bragadin, the Venetian commander of Famagusta in Cyprus who was flayed by the Ottomans when the city fell in August 1571, causing enormous outrage in Venice.) Titian (Tiziano Vecelli) The Flaying of Marsyas Le Supplice de Marsyas 1570-1576 Arcidiecézní muzeum Kroměříž, Olomouc Museum of Art, Kroměříž
  14. 14. Cyclopes Basically, there are two main branches of the Cyclopes family. The elder Cyclopes who they allied with Zeus, forged some weapons for the Olympians, and retired to a cushy career working at Hephaestus' forge. The other main branch of the Cyclopean family comes in the form of shepherds with a taste for man-flesh. This tribe became famous when Odysseus made a pit stop on their island and stuck a rather sharp stick in the eye of a Cyclops named Polyphemus.
  15. 15. an episode from the ancient Greek epic, the Odyssey ... hero Ulysses’ crew rowing frantically out to sea, through large waves, as Polyphemus prepares to hurl a huge rock at them from the shore Arnold Böcklin Odysseus and Polyphemus Ulysse et Polyphème 1896 Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston
  16. 16. the Cyclops Polyphemus spies on the sleeping Nereid Galathea from behind a tall mountain ... the one-eyed giant’s love remains unrequited, as Galathea prefers the river god Acis. When Polyphemus finds them embracing, he crushes Acis with a boulder ... Odilon Redon The Cyclops Le cyclope 1914 Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo
  17. 17. Chimera a bizarre fire-breathing creature with the body and head of a lion, with the head of a goat protruding from its back and a snake as its tail. Interestingly, the goat's head is the one that breathed fire! The chimera romped about Lycia, spreading havoc, until slain by the hero Bellerophon on his winged steed, the Pegasus.
  18. 18. Though she was once believed to be nearly invincible (as she had a lion's strength, a goat's cunning, and a snake's venom), Bellerophon rode into battle on his winged horse Pegasus and drove a lead-tipped sword into the Chimera's flame-covered mouth, choking her on the molten metal. Giovanni Battista Tiepolo The Force of Eloquence, Bellerophon riding Pegasus, slaying the Chimaera, detail Pouvoir de l'Éloquence, Bellerophon tue la chimère tout en chevauchant Pégase, détail 1723 Palazzo Sandi Porto Cipollato, Venice
  19. 19. a chimera whit a human head and body, angelic wings, and a serpent’s (or dragon’s) tail. Gustave Moreau Chimera Chimère 1884 Musée National Gustave-Moreau, Paris
  20. 20. Bellerophon by attacking the Chimaera from the air … Peter Paul Rubens Bellerophon, Pegasus and Chimera Bellérophon, monté sur Pégase transperce la Chimère, Bellérophon terrassant la Chimère 1635 Musée Bonnat-Helleu, Bayonne
  21. 21. Centaur Centaurs were a tribe of half-man, half-horse savages who inhabited the mountains and forests of Thessalian Magnesia. They were a primitive race who made their homes in caves, hunted wild animals for food and armed themselves with rocks and tree branches; they spend most of their time galloping around, swilling wine, swiping women, and hitting things with rocks. The Centaurs were spawned by the cloud-nymph Nephele after she was violated by the impious Lapith king Ixion.
  22. 22. the most puzzling Arnold Böcklin‘s painting Nessus and Deianeira wrestle grimly and Heracles behind them is busy pushing a spear into Nessus’ bulging belly. Blood pours from the wound ... The Story Nessus was a centaur, part man and part horse, who set himself up as the ferryman on the river Euenos. One day, Deianeira, the beautiful wife of Heracles (Hercules), wanted to cross the river, so she mounted Nessus’ back and he took her across. When he was doing so, he decided to try to abduct and rape her. However, Heracles was on the bank of the river which they had just left, and heard Deianeira’s cries. He drew his bow and shot Nessus in the breast with an arrow whose tip was poisoned with the blood of Hydra. Arnold Böcklin Nessus and Deianira Nessus et Déjanire 1898 Museum Pfalzgalerie Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern
  23. 23. Gustave Moreau contrasted the centaur's dark skin and muscular strength with Dejanira's pale flesh and graceful, lithe figure. The centaur seeks to embrace this white and graceful figure, which is about to escape him. It is a last gleam, a last smile of nature and life. Winter threatens. Night is coming on. It is autumn. Gustave Moreau Autumn, Deianeira L’Automne, Déjanire 1872 J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  24. 24. the story of the centaur Chiron, who fatally wounded himself while inspecting the arrows of Hercules tainted by the poison of the Hydra. Filippino Lippi The Wounded Centaur Le centaure blessé 1490 Christ Church, University of Oxford
  25. 25. hand-to-hand combat, and wielding rocks ... A fierce battle erupted. The centaurs used tree trunks and slabs of stone as weapons, but eventually the Lapiths won the fight, killing many centaurs. The centaurs were forced to leave Thessaly. Arnold Böcklin Fight of the Centaurs Le Combat des Centaures 1873 Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel
  26. 26. A centaur bears a dead poet with a lyre … Gustave Moreau Poète mort porté par un centaure Dead poet borne by centaur 1890 Musée National Gustave-Moreau, Paris
  27. 27. the submission of passion to reason ... Sandro Botticelli Pallas and the Centaur Pallas et le Centaure 1482 Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence
  28. 28. Cerberus was the gigantic, three-headed hound of Haides which guarded the gates of the underworld and prevented the escape of the shades of the dead. Was depicted as a three-headed dog with a serpent's tail, mane of snakes, and a lion's claws. According to some he had fifty heads although this count may have included the serpents of his mane.
  29. 29. Cerberus, the terrifying three-headed monster, guards the circle of Hell where gluttons are punished. Dante’s Inferno, canto 6 verses 12-24 .. Cerberus, monster cruel and uncouth, With his three gullets like a dog is barking Over the people that are there submerged. Red eyes he has, and unctuous beard and black, And belly large, and armed with claws his hands; He rends the spirits, flays, and quarters them. Howl the rain maketh them like unto dogs; One side they make a shelter for the other; Oft turn themselves the wretched reprobates. When Cerberus perceived us, the great worm! His mouths he opened, and displayed his tusks; Not a limb had he that was motionless. William Blake Cerberus (from Illustrations to Dante’s ‘Divine Comedy’) Cerbère (illustration de la Divine Comédie de Dante) 1824–1827 The Tate Gallery, London
  30. 30. The Twelfth Labor: Cerberus Hercules knew how much Hades loved that fierce, bad tempered dog, and asked Hades' permission to briefly capture Cerberus Hades agreed that Hercules could try, as long as he used no weapons and did not hurt poor Cerberus. Hercules used his bare hands ... Peter Paul Rubens Hercules and Cerberus Hercule et Cerbère 1636 Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid
  31. 31. Duke Cosimo I de' Medici as the mythological musician and poet after having calmed Cerberus, the doglike guardian to Hades from which Orpheus wished to retrieve his wife, Eurydice Agnolo Bronzino Portrait of Cosimo I de' Medici as Orpheus Portrait de Cosimo I de' Medici en Orphée 1537-1539 Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia
  32. 32. olga_oes Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings (1) Monstres dangereux et créatures mythologiques dans la peinture (1) images and text credit www. Music The Piano Guys Something Just Like This Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 created olga.e. thanks for watching
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