Punishment of Marsyas

The Satyr Masyas challenged Apollo to a musical contest in which the life of the vanquished was dependent on the will of the winner. Apollo flayed him alive and put his skin on a tree. The strife symbolizes the struggle between Apollonian and Dionysian aspects.

O Sátiro Masyas desafiou Apolo para um concurso musical no qual a vida do vencido ficava dependente da vontade do vencedor. Apolo esfolou-o vivo e colocou a sua pele numa árvore. A contenda simboliza a luta entre os aspetos apolíneos e dionisíacos.

Cornelis van Poelenburgh (ca 1595-1667)-'the musical contest between Apollo and Marsyas'-oil on panel-1630    Stockholm-Hallwylska Museet

Giulio Carpioni (1613-1678)-'Apollo and Marsyas'-oil and canvas    Private collection

Jusepe de Ribera (1591-1652)-'Apollo flaying Marsyas'-oil and canvas-1637    Brussels-Musée Royaux des Beaux-Arts

Domenico Zampieri, called Domenichino (1581-1641) and assistants-'Apollo and Marsyas'-fresco transfered on canvas-(1616-1618)    London-National Gallery (from Frascati-Villa Aldobrandini)

Anonymous (ca 300 AD)-'Apollo and Marsyas contest'-marble    Paris-Musée du Louvre (Ma 2347) from Tuscany

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