Centaur and Lover
Half-human, half-horse, centaurs are another mythological creature that may represent the base urges at work in human nature. The love between a male centaur and a human woman is bestial, but Meller makes the union seem perfectly natural. Indeed, the evident tenderness of their intimacy suggests that the woman has succeeded in taming the beast, so that his raw sexual desire has been elevated into genuine love. - Kristen Barrett
b. Hungary, 1928-2008
Incoming loan, courtesy John Moore
Meller, Peter and b. Hungary, 1928-2008, “MELLER, Peter,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed October 5, 2022, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/7421.