Teddy Bear Apollo Flaying Marsyas

Teddy Bear Apollo Flaying Marsyas

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Based on Jusepe de Ribera's "Apollo Flaying Marsyas." In Greek mythology, the satyr Marsyas was a brilliant flute player; so brilliant, in fact, that he felt confident enough to challenge Apollo, the god of music, to a duel (in an alternate version, Apollo challenged Marsyas out of jealousy). The terms were that the winner could treat the loser as they wanted. Apollo accepted, and the contest was judged by the Muses. In every version, Apollo cheats (he played a lute; in one version he played his tune with the lute upside down, in another he sang and played at the same time; Marsyas could do neither), and the muses declare him the winner. Apollo flayed Marsyas alive and turned him into a wineskin.

Prints are from a fixed edition of 100, and are 10.24"x7.7" giclée on archival 300gsm hot press paper.