A Satyr, Jacob Jordaens (I), 1630 - 1635

A Satyr, Jacob Jordaens (I), 1630 - 1635

oil on canvas, h 135cm × w 176cm. More details

In Greek mythology, satyrs – half-men and half-goats – were said to live in the woods and mountains. In 17th-century literature, they dwelt in the pastoral paradise of Arcadia, where one could lead a carefree life. The satyr here is presented as a shepherd of goats and sheep. He looks up from playing his flute to smile at the viewer.

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