The beautiful Circe and her piggies. Circe (1904) was

The beautiful Circe and her piggies. Circe (1904) was

4/6/2021, 3:45:49 PM
The beautiful Circe and her piggies. Circe (1904) was painted by the French painter and illustrator Gustav-Adolf Mossa (1883-1971). Cirice is one of the most intriguing characters in Homer’s epic poem the Odyssey, which describes the adventures of Odysseus returning home after the Trojan War. During this 10-year journey, Odysseus and his crew come across the uninhibited island of Aiaia, where the beautiful Circe lives. In this painting, she is surrounded by her pigs. Circe offered her unexpected visitors a potion that would transform them into pigs (or other animals), and these pigs would obey her. You can see that this painting looks more like a mix between an illustration and a painting, something that was typical for Mossa's style. The ship in the background probably belongs to Odysseus. In Homer's story, she had already transformed many of Odysseus' crew members into pigs. When Odysseus approaches her later, he has received some help from the messenger of the gods, Hermes, who provided Odysseus with an herb to protect him from her magic. And later, Odysseus managed to reverse her spell and free his crew. #Art #Painting #Artwork #ArtHistory #HistoryofArt #OilPainting #OilonCanvas #FrenchArt #FrenchArtist #FrenchPainter #Mossa #GustavAdolfMossa #Circe #Myth #Mythology #Pigs #Mysterious #Pigs #Piggies #Sorceress #Odysseus #Homer

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