MELLER, Peter

Description

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

Creator

Meller, Peter
b. Hungary, 1928-2008

Source

Incoming loan, courtesy John Moore

Identifier

IL2012.007.031a,b

Citation

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.