Minotaur as Yearling


Artist
Michael Ayrton (British, 1921 – 1975)
Date
1971
Medium
Etching
Dimensions
Plate : 13 1/2 x 21 1/2 in. (34.29 x 54.61 cm)
Sheet : 25 x 33 in. (63.5 x 83.82 cm)
Mat : 30 x 36 in. (76.2 x 91.44 cm)
Credit Line
Hope College Collection, purchased with funds donated by Mr. and Mrs. George Strumbos
Object Number
1988.2.6

Label
Like many animals, the Minotaur grew much more quickly than an ordinary human child and by his second year he was already showing signs of great physical strength. But intellectually and emotionally he was still a juvenile, and as this image suggests, was scared and confused by his confinement alone within the Labyrinth.

Object Type
Print
Academic Themes
Greek and Roman Myths