MELLER, Peter

Description

Revenge
Unshaven and unkempt, a brutish-looking man seizes a harpy by the wings and prepares to clip them with a huge pair of scissors. Since harpies are traditionally symbols of predatory women, the scene represents the rage of a man who feels himself to have been seduced and perhaps manipulated and humiliated as well and who vents his fury on his lover: it exposes the disturbing dynamics of male sexual desire. - Lauren Karazija

Creator

Meller, Peter
b. Hungary, 1928-2008

Source

Incoming loan, courtesy John Moore

Identifier

IL2012.007.028

Citation

Meller, Peter and b. Hungary, 1928-2008, “MELLER, Peter,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed September 25, 2022, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/7418.