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Penelopias Anklage (pl. 27 from 'The Odyssey')

Accession Number
1985/1.113

Title
Penelopias Anklage (pl. 27 from 'The Odyssey')

Artist(s)
Oskar Kokoschka

Object Creation Date
1963-1965

Medium & Support
lithograph on white paper

Dimensions
15 3/8 in. x 10 1/4 in. ( 39 cm x 26.1 cm )

Credit Line
Gift of Gilbert M. Frimet

Subject 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 Classification
Print

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
Austrian
Figures
columns
epic poetry
interiors
modern and contemporary art
mythology (literary genre)
seated
standing

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