Apollo and Marsyas  1888

by Hans Thoma

Along with [url=https://www.artic.edu/artists/33320/arnold-bocklin]Arnold Böcklin[/url], Hans Thoma was a leading Northern European figure in the shift from Realism and history painting to art inspired by classical myths and legends. Taken from Ovid’s epic poem [i]Metamorphoses[/i], Thoma showed the satyr Marsyas challenging Apollo, the master of the lyre, to a musical con...
101 × 73.5 cm (39 3/4 × 28 7/8 in.)
Oil on board
Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago