Teddy Bear Apollo Flaying Marsyas
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.