This image is an oil painting depicting hercules carrying his wife after having to kill a centaur who deceived him into believing he would help his wife across a roaring river. After Hercules discovered his true motives, that he wanted to abduct her, he killed him. In the bottom left corner you can see the mythical creature called a Centaur lying dead on the ground. His body, unlike others, is very pale and lifeless. The artist used color in this way so that the viewer can visually understand the difference.