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Ganymede und der Adler

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Ganymede und der Adler

Lovis Corinth

Artist Nationality
German (culture or style)

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
lithograph on paper

11 1/8 in x 13 9/16 in (28.3 cm x 34.5 cm);18 1/16 in x 22 1/8 in (45.88 cm x 56.2 cm);13 9/16 in x 16 3/4 in (34.5 cm x 42.55 cm)

Credit Line
Museum Purchase

Subject matter
Lovis Corinth made many prints of literary and mythological figures. In Ganymede and the Eagle, from Greek mythology, Zeus abducts Ganymede, in some versions employing, and in some versions taking the form of an eagle. In 1911 Corinth suffered a stroke that partially paralyzed his left side while his right hand was already unsteady from excessive drinking. These physical challenges contributed to a shift in his style from impressionistic to expressionistic.

Physical Description
This print shows three figures and an eagle. The bearded figure on the left is seated and holding a large staff, perhaps wearing a crown. The figure in the middle is nude and has his back to the viewer with his head in profile. The third figure on the right is a partially nude female and her body is facing the viewer. The eagle's wings extend out over the top of the image while its talons embrace the figure in the middle whose feet are off the ground. 

Primary Object Classification

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

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eagles (birds)
gods (dieties)
modern and contemporary art
mythology (literary genre)

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