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Theseus Slaying a Centaur

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Theseus Slaying a Centaur
Theseus Slaying a Centaur
About 1855
Antoine-Louis Barye
Gift of the Louis W. Hill family

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  • The Athenians admired Theseus (THEE-see-us) because he possessed a powerful intellect as well as physical strength.

  • Greek mythology and art experienced a great revival in much of Europe during the late 1700s and 1800s.

  • The twisting pose and powerful emotion of Barye's (BAY-ree) sculpture of Theseus are typical of the French ROMANTIC STYLE.

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