Marian Maguire

Achilles carries Penthesilea through Doubtful Sound

Achilles carries Penthesilea through Doubtful Sound by Marian Maguire

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While the death of Penthesilea is not of great importance to the story of the Trojan War, Marian Maguire uses it to draw out the personal tragedy of war. Achilles’ emotional state is emphasised by the location of this scene in Doubtful Sound, with its obvious references to questioning one's actions. (Southern Myths, 2005)

Title
Achilles carries Penthesilea through Doubtful Sound
Artist/creator
Production date
2002
Medium
etching
Dimensions
535 x 640 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2003
Accession no
2003/39/4
Copyright
Copying restrictions apply
Department
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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