Penelopias Anklage (pl. 27 from 'The Odyssey')Artist(s)Oskar KokoschkaArtist NationalityAustrianObject Creation Date1963-1965Medium & Supportlithograph on white paperDimensions
15 3/8 in. x 10 1/4 in. ( 39 cm x 26.1 cm )Credit LineGift of Gilbert M. FrimetSubject matter
This plate depicts the scene from the epic poem, The Odyssey
in which suitors are lining up in a desperate attempt to be Penelope's new husband. In this print she seems to glare down at the man who is playing an instrument at her feet. In the background are the other suitors who are taking over Odysseus's home while he is gone. Oskar Kokoschka made 45 lithographs over two years to complete the story. Primary Object ClassificationPrintCollection AreaModern and ContemporaryRights
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modern and contemporary art
mythology (literary genre)