Ancient Egypt and the Ancient Near East, mythology, goddesses, monsters, etc.

I am only a lay student in these areas, so take what I say with a grain of salt!

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artqueer:

Ludwig von HofmannPoster for “Freie Berliner Kunstausstellung” Lithograph on paper106 x 76 cm1893

artqueer:

Ludwig von Hofmann
Poster for “Freie Berliner Kunstausstellung”
Lithograph on paper
106 x 76 cm
1893

I’m not sure what Ganymede’s dog is doing here - perhaps trying to follow its master, who looks pretty cheerful about being carried off. Or maybe trying to scare off that big nasty eagle.

I’m not sure what Ganymede’s dog is doing here - perhaps trying to follow its master, who looks pretty cheerful about being carried off. Or maybe trying to scare off that big nasty eagle.

(Source: zeno.org)

(via [Eagle flying with Ganymede.] - ID: 1623826 - NYPL Digital Gallery)

These images of the abduction of male mortals can be disturbing too. Often, though, Ganymede is shown as a willing lover - there’s a suggestion of that here, with the eagle’s gentle peck and the lad’s moony look. Is the artist romanticising the kidnapping, or is this in fact an elopement? Or is it impossible not to fall in love with a god?

(via [Eagle flying with Ganymede.] - ID: 1623826 - NYPL Digital Gallery)

These images of the abduction of male mortals can be disturbing too. Often, though, Ganymede is shown as a willing lover - there’s a suggestion of that here, with the eagle’s gentle peck and the lad’s moony look. Is the artist romanticising the kidnapping, or is this in fact an elopement? Or is it impossible not to fall in love with a god?

Peter Paul Rubens, Ganymede, 1611-12.

(via LIECHTENSTEIN MUSEUM Wien)

(At last I’ve found a Ganymede who doesn’t look horrible!)

Peter Paul Rubens, Ganymede, 1611-12.

(via LIECHTENSTEIN MUSEUM Wien)

(At last I’ve found a Ganymede who doesn’t look horrible!)