"Ancient Oil Painting On Canvas Of 1600 "Ancient oil painting on canvas of 1600 "The punishment of Marsyas"
Canvas size = 90 X 70
Beautiful painting that depicts a very beautiful passage of mythology represented by Ovid's metamorphosis, the elements of punishment are faithfully represented; the lyre in Apollo's arm, the suffering figure of Marsyas who tied to a tree pays his musical ability with his life and finally Apollo who lends himself to skin.
A beautiful wooden frame carved and gilded with the gold leaf method completes the painting.
The punishment of Marsyas
the myth: this is the sad story of Marsyas, the satyr who challenged a god, albeit with music. It all started when the goddess Artemis invented the flute. Although she was an excellent player, the other Olympian gods made fun of her. One day, mirroring himself in a lake while he played, he noticed that his face was totally distorted, that is, while he played his cheeks swelled and blushed and thus lost the grace that characterized it. He then decided to throw the flute away. When Marsyas found him he started playing it and soon he became very skilled. He then decided to challenge Apollo with his lyre on his shoulder, he would have been the king of Phrygia, Midas, the judge of the race. After listening to them, Mida decreed that the winner was Marsyas. Apollo, furious, added a new test to the race. The winner would have been the one who managed to play the instrument backwards. While this was possible with the lyre, it was not at all possible with the flute. So Midas declared Apollo victorious and he wanted to take revenge by forgetting poor Marsyas.