The Impossible made visible

This gallery contains multiple representations of Greek mythological creatures in paintings, sculptures and so on. Some of this creatures are Centaurs, Sirens and Minotaurs.

Centaurs are half human-half horse, believed by the Greek, to be loyal and strong creatures. In this fine scrap of stone we can appreciate a scene full of movement. A hunter's final deadly grab on his prey. The beauty of this piece is proof that human imagination knows no limits.
The mass of tangled bodies on this pitcher, induces the illusion of full movement within the composition. It is possible to visualize Herakles next moves to defeat the geek monster, Triton. It was crucial for Greeks that their heroes defeated mythological creatures in order to be recognize by their society.
Geeks believed that centaurs were the entailed with the responsibility of training warriors who will become heroes. Here, Achilles rides on Chiron's back, a scene that embodies balance and movement.
A brutal fight takes place on this wine cup, Bellerophon along with his pegasus struggles to kill such violent creature: the chimera, a merge of lion, snake and goat. This vile creature could be a combination of different animals, since the word "chimera" just means a creature form out of multiple other beasts.
A Subtle movement with a terrifying outcome is represented on this painting. Almost like a dreams this man have found a beautiful woman, yet she is a mermaid, known by the Greeks as Merpeople, who will drown him without mercy.
Minotaurs are greek terrifying creatures, body of a men and head of a bull. For being a statute, this piece properly brings to life a forceful fight, in which Theseus is about to kill the Minotaur. Even a hard piece of stone can look alive and full of energy, giving us a sense of the adrenaline and chaos of this scene.
For Greeks, "Sirens" were bird-like women whose song will carry sailors to their death. This scene inspires tension and fear from Ulysses due to the sirens attack. Both his men and himself are trying to stay sane and move forward.
A formidable fight, Perseus is about to destroy a horrible and terrible creature, named Medusa. This monster could transform anyone in stone with just her gaze. It is quite ironic that this scene is presented as a sculpture. There is so much movement within the piece, Medusa's scream can almost be heard to her expression and body movement; while Perseus is totally focus on providing the final hit.
The most iconic scene in Greek's history: Hercules defeating the Hydra. The multiple serpent heads and pose of the bodies adds to this image an undoubtable movement.
A Satyr is a greek creature whose lower body belongs to a goat, and the upper part of a man. In this painting, we can appreciate a Satyr dancing with the Nymphs, Nature's spirits. Their poses and expressions demonstrates happiness and a rhythmical movement following a music that only they know.
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