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Page 1 Art History major Museum Studies minor 2ndYear CTXT-121-20 Quarter 2, 2021 January 27th , 2021 How does Greek mythology come alive in theBarberini Faun Abby Prue Professor Pierce CTXT 121 January 27, 2021
Page 1 1After a long night of drinking alongside Dionysus, the Satyr collapsed in the midst of his exhaustion and fell into a deep sleep.TheSleeping Satyralso known asBarberini Faun,is a life size marble sculpture of a Greek mythological creature known as a Satyr.This sculpture can be found at the Glyptothek in Munich, Germany.This specific sculpture depicts a drunken Satyr who is restlessly sleeping and seems to be in a suspended state of consciousness.Although he is asleep, it still depicts him as a young male in his prime physical state.This specific sculpture has been deemed hypersexual and homoerotic.The reason for this is because of the way he has fallen asleep.With his legs parted and spread, and his arm stretching over his head and his hand running through his hair, the Satyr exudes sexual tension.If you look close enough at the sculpture you will see his tail protruding from behind him and ivy and grapes entangled in his hair.While he is asleep on the rock, you can see a large piece of fabric resembling a blanket beneath him.If you look close enough, you will see that not only is his body captivating, but his face as well.Along with the provocative way of his body, the expression on his face was also intentional. In Ancient Greece, it was common for artists to create work that relates back to Greek mythology.Greek mythology originated in Ancient Greece and has since been a huge part of Greek culture.In the piece,Barberini Faun,a Satyr is depicted.Satyr’s are very prominent in 1Loza, B. (2018, February 14). Faun Barberini – Sexy Animal from Ancient Greece. Retrieved January 29, 2021, from - ancient-greece/ Kleiner, Fred S.Gardner's Art through the Ages: the Western Perspective. Belmont: Wadsworth, 2021.
Page 2 Greek myths.In some stories Satyr’s are the protectors of demi gods, but their most prominent i2role in Greek myths are companions to the Greek god Dionysus.
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