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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
(2)
Siren
in Greek mythology monstrous sea-nymphs who lured sailors to their death with a bewitching song.
Were depicted as bi...
Sirens with skulls and bones at their feet ...
yes, that's how they look in Greek mythology:
a combination of women and bi...
two sirens very human down to the waist, below which they resemble birds,
one very attractive, the other, obese, almost co...
three naked sirens very human, one playing a lyre,
and doing their best to draw the sailors from Odysseus’ ship
and
a shor...
Cetus
a predatory sea monster, terrifying and fierce,
depicted as a large serpent-like monster with long rows of sharp tee...
a man, a woman and a monster ...
Perseus (who does not fly)
Andromeda (tied to the tree)
and
the Cetus monster (a big, ver...
princess Andromeda chained to a rock,
Perseus arrives astride Pegasus
and
Cetus has a head of big dog and a body of crocod...
Perseus’ mount wingless
Andromeda lacks the fearful facial expression
Cetus appears slightly less prepared for a drop-in s...
Andromeda, chained at the ankle, languidly awaits
her fate as a sacrifice
and
Cetus looking surprised at the imminent arri...
Andromeda whit a grimace of slightly anxious disgust
towards the monster,
Perseus, completely naked, without winged sandal...
Lernaean Hydra
a gigantic, nine-headed water-serpent, which haunted the swamps of Lerna,
a poisonous monster with multiple...
the encounter between Hercules (Heracles)
and the monstrous Hydra during the second of his labours
… for each head that he...
a ferocious fight between the hero and the legendary multi-headed monster …
Antonio del Pollaiolo
Hercules and the Hydra
H...
Hercules and the Lernaean Hydra
the seven-headed Hydra, a serpentine monster whose dead
and dying victims lie strewn about...
Sphinx
a female monster with the body of a lion, the head and breast of a woman, eagle's wings and a serpent's tail.
She w...
... having replied to the famous enigma defining a man,
Oedipus will continue his path towards his terrible destiny
Gustav...
a infernal, disquieting monster ...
the Sphinx with its radiantly beautiful womanly face
and sculpted wings,
and
the grote...
Leviathan
a mythical creature with the form of a sea serpent (or of a crocodile or a particularly crabby whale).
Is mentio...
the story of Aeneas with the Cumaean Sibyl
from Virgil's Aeneid …
Jacob Isaacsz van Swanenburgh, attribué à
Enée aux enfer...
a monstrous open mouth that looks like the opening to a dark cave,
pointed teeth hang down like stalactites ...
this is Le...
a whole menagerie of invented monsters …
Hieronymus Bosch, Matthias Grünewald
a complete zoo of weird beasts ...
a bird with human legs,
a peacock-like posterior,
the bill of a spoonbill
Jheronimus Bo...
sublime hybrid demons torment Anthony’s waking and sleeping
hours …
Trampled to the ground, beaten with sticks, torn by cl...
olga_oes
Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings (2)
Monstres dangereux et créatures mythologiques dans...
(2) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(2) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(2) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(2) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(2) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(2) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(2) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(2) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(2) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(2) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(2) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(2) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(2) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(2) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(2) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(2) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(2) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(2) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(2) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(2) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(2) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(2) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(2) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(2) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(2) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(2) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(2) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(2) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(2) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(2) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(2) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(2) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(2) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(2) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(2) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(2) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(2) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(2) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(2) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(2) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(2) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(2) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
(2) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings
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(2) Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings

  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 (2)
  4. 4. Siren in Greek mythology monstrous sea-nymphs who lured sailors to their death with a bewitching song. Were depicted as birds with either the heads or entire upper bodies of women or women with the legs of birds. Later portrayals of Sirens made them look like seductive women and minimized their bird features.
  5. 5. Sirens with skulls and bones at their feet ... yes, that's how they look in Greek mythology: a combination of women and birds! Hans Thoma Three sirens on the beach Trois sirènes sur la plage 1877 Private collection
  6. 6. two sirens very human down to the waist, below which they resemble birds, one very attractive, the other, obese, almost comical and at their feet three human skulls and others bones to indicate their graver intentions Arnold Böcklin Sirens Sirènes 1875 Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin
  7. 7. three naked sirens very human, one playing a lyre, and doing their best to draw the sailors from Odysseus’ ship and a shore on which lie the remains of earlier victims … William Etty The Sirens and Ulysses Les Sirènes et Ulysse c 1837 Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester
  8. 8. Cetus a predatory sea monster, terrifying and fierce, depicted as a large serpent-like monster with long rows of sharp teeth. They frequently also have two upper limbs which are sometimes fins and other times claws. Cetus comes to prominence during the adventures of the Greek hero Perseus.
  9. 9. a man, a woman and a monster ... Perseus (who does not fly) Andromeda (tied to the tree) and the Cetus monster (a big, very peaceful crocodile) Arnold Böcklin Ruggiero and Angelica Roger Freeing Angelica Roger libérant Angelica 1873 Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin State Museums, Berlin
  10. 10. princess Andromeda chained to a rock, Perseus arrives astride Pegasus and Cetus has a head of big dog and a body of crocodile ... Giuseppe Cesari Perseus frees Andromeda Persée délivre Andromède 1594-1595 Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown
  11. 11. Perseus’ mount wingless Andromeda lacks the fearful facial expression Cetus appears slightly less prepared for a drop-in snack and and around Andromeda's feet, shells, whose relevance is unclear, a human skull, skeleton and some bones. Joachim Wtewael Perseus Freeing Andromeda Persée secourant Andromède 1611 Musée du Louvre, Paris
  12. 12. Andromeda, chained at the ankle, languidly awaits her fate as a sacrifice and Cetus looking surprised at the imminent arrival from the sky of Perseus Gustave Moreau Perseus and Andromeda II Persée et Andromède II 1870 Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery, Bristol
  13. 13. Andromeda whit a grimace of slightly anxious disgust towards the monster, Perseus, completely naked, without winged sandals, without Medusa’s head, and Cetus as an alligator, fangs bared, mouth open … Félix Edouard Vallotton Perseus Killing the Dragon Persée tuant le dragon 1910 Musée d’art et d’histoire de Genève, Ville de Genève
  14. 14. Lernaean Hydra a gigantic, nine-headed water-serpent, which haunted the swamps of Lerna, a poisonous monster with multiple serpent-like heads on the body of a dog, which could kill with its breath alone
  15. 15. the encounter between Hercules (Heracles) and the monstrous Hydra during the second of his labours … for each head that he removed, two grew back. Enlisting the assistance of his friend Iolaus to cauterize the severed heads with fire, Hercules managed to remove the one immortal head using a golden sword provided by the goddess Athena, and that killed it. Franz von Stuck Hercules and the Lernean Hydra Hercule et l’Hydre de Lerne 1915 Museum Villa Stuck, Munich
  16. 16. a ferocious fight between the hero and the legendary multi-headed monster … Antonio del Pollaiolo Hercules and the Hydra Hercule et l’Hydre 1475 Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence
  17. 17. Hercules and the Lernaean Hydra the seven-headed Hydra, a serpentine monster whose dead and dying victims lie strewn about a swampy ground calm and youthful, Hercules stands amid the carnage, weapon in hand, ready to sever the Hydra’s seventh, “immortal” head Gustave Moreau Hercules and the Lernaean Hydra Hercule et l’Hydre de Lerne 1876 The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago
  18. 18. Sphinx a female monster with the body of a lion, the head and breast of a woman, eagle's wings and a serpent's tail. She was sent by the gods to plague the town of Thebes as punishment for some ancient crime, preying on its youths and devouring all who failed to solve her riddle. Oedipus took up the challenge, and when he solved the Sphinx's riddle, she cast herself off the mountainside in despair.
  19. 19. ... having replied to the famous enigma defining a man, Oedipus will continue his path towards his terrible destiny Gustave Moreau Œdipe Traveler or Equality Behind Death Œdipe voyageur ou L'Égalité devant la Mort 1888 Musée de la Cour d’Or, Metz
  20. 20. a infernal, disquieting monster ... the Sphinx with its radiantly beautiful womanly face and sculpted wings, and the grotesque head and body of the chimera Louis Welden Hawkins The Sphinx and the Chimera Le Sphinx et la Chimère 1906 Musée d’Orsay, Paris
  21. 21. Leviathan a mythical creature with the form of a sea serpent (or of a crocodile or a particularly crabby whale). Is mentioned several times in the Old Testament of the Bible, Leviathan roamed the sea, breathing fire and spewing smoke from his nostrils. Its skin was impenetrable, "and iron it treats like straw and bronze like rotten wood”. Some scholars interpret the leviathan as a symbol of chaos, of great disorder or confusion, rather like other such monsters of mythology. Leviathan is also one of the main demons of hell. In the Middle Ages he was represented as an open mouth that swallowed souls, symbolizing the entrance to hell.
  22. 22. the story of Aeneas with the Cumaean Sibyl from Virgil's Aeneid … Jacob Isaacsz van Swanenburgh, attribué à Enée aux enfers, Enée conduit par la Sibylle aux enfers, La Barque de Charon Aeneas and Sibilla in the underworld, Charon's boat 1625 Musées royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Bruxelles
  23. 23. a monstrous open mouth that looks like the opening to a dark cave, pointed teeth hang down like stalactites ... this is Leviathan, the mythical sea monster of the Old Testament, swallowing up the souls cursed to hell El Greco The Adoration of the Name of Jesus L’Adoration du nom de Jésus, dit aussi Le Songe de Philippe II 1578-1580 National Gallery, London
  24. 24. a whole menagerie of invented monsters … Hieronymus Bosch, Matthias Grünewald
  25. 25. a complete zoo of weird beasts ... a bird with human legs, a peacock-like posterior, the bill of a spoonbill Jheronimus Bosch Hermit Saints Triptych, Saint Anthony left panel Triptyque des Ermites, panneau de gauche Saint Antoine 1505 Gallerie dell’Accademia, Venice
  26. 26. sublime hybrid demons torment Anthony’s waking and sleeping hours … Trampled to the ground, beaten with sticks, torn by claws and bitten, Saint Anthony appeals to God for help who sends angels to combat these evil demons. Matthias Grünewald Isenheim Altarpiece Temptation of Saint Anthony Retable d'Issenheim La Tentation de saint Antoine 1515 Musée Unterlinden, Colmar
  27. 27. olga_oes Dangerous Monsters and Mythological Creatures in paintings (2) Monstres dangereux et créatures mythologiques dans la peinture (2) images and text credit www. Music The Piano Guys Für Elise Jam created olga.e. thanks for watching
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