Greek and Roman Myths in Art
 

 

 



Pan

 

 

 


see also:

The Odyssey of Homer


illustrations by John Flaxman

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Greek and Roman Myths in Art

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see also EXPLORATION (in Russian):

Homer  "Iliad "and "Odyssey"

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Apuleius "The Golden Asse"

illustrations by Jean de Bosschere and Martin Van Maele

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Longus

"The Pastorals, or the Loves of Daphnis and Chloe"

illustrations by Marc Chagall

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Greek and Roman Myths in Art
 

 

 


Pan and
Silenus
 




Pan

 



Pan

(Encyclopaedia Britannica)

Greek god

in Greek mythology, a fertility deity, more or less bestial in form. He was associated by the Romans with Faunus. Originally an Arcadian deity, his name is a Doric contraction of paon (“pasturer”) but was commonly supposed in antiquity to be connected with pan (“all”). His father was usually said to be Hermes, but a comic invention held that he was the product of an orgy of Odysseus’s wife Penelope with her many suitors. Plutarch wrote that during the reign of Tiberius the crew of a ship sailing near Greece heard a voice calling out “The great Pan is dead.” Christians took this episode to be simultaneous with the death of Christ.

 


Jacob
Jordaens
1593-1678
Netherlands
 
Pan and Syrinx.

 

Nicolas
Poussin
1594-1665
France

Pan and Syrinx.

 

Arnold
Bocklin
1827-1901
Switzerland

Pan and Nymph.
1874

 

Arnold
Bocklin
1827-1901
Switzerland

Pan.

 

Franz
von
Stuck
1863-1928
Germany

Pan.

 

Nicolas
Poussin
1594-1665
France

The Triumph of Pan.

 

Edward
Burne-
Jones
1833-1898
England

Pan.

 

 


Silenus
 

 

Carle 
Van 
Loo
1705- 1765
France 

Drunken Silenus.

 

Antony
van
Dyck
1599-1641
England

Drunken Silenus supported by Satyrs.

 

Peter
Paul
Rubens
1577-1640
Belgium

Drunken Silenus.

 

Piero
di
Cosimo
1462-1521
Italy

The Misfortunes of Silenus.
1510

 

Piero
di
Cosimo
1462-1521
Italy

The Misfortunes of Silenus.
(The Discovery of Honey.)
1505

 

Titian
1488-1576
Italy

Bacchanal.

 


Nicolas Poussin
1594-1665
France
Bacchanal before a Statue of Pan.

 

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