Sunday, February 7, 2010

Herculean Task

This would appear to be another view of Heracles/Hercules overcoming the nine-headed serpent, and maybe he's already disposed of them other serpent head thingies. But this is also ostensibly a graphic from Les Chansons de Bilitis. I dunno, don't care, it's another cool graphic by Georges Barbier.

But you can also see that Barbier's inspiration was probably some Greek tableau, such as the interpretation below taken from a 6th century B.C. vase. On this vase, Heracles (dressed in a more spartan manner) fights with those fierce women warriors known as Amazons.

1 comment:

Craula Besh said...

Hi Thomas, nice image from Barbier. Where does the second one with Hercules come from?