Punishment of Marsyas
|Punishment of Marsyas|
|Medium||Oil on canvas|
|Dimensions||212 cm × 207 cm (83 in × 81 in)|
|Location||National Museum, Kroměříž|
The Punishment of Marsyas (also known as The Flaying of Marsyas) is a painting by the Italian late Renaissance artist Titian, painted around 1570-1576. It is currently housed in National Museum in Kroměříž, in the Czech Republic. It's Titian's last finished work.
The painting is part of a series of canvases with mythological themes which Titian executed in his late years. It portrays the flaying of Marsyas, a silenus who dared to defy the God Apollo. The choice of such a crude scene was perhaps inspired by the death of Marcantonio Bragadin, a Venetian commander who was flayed by the Ottomans in that period.
- The Flaying of Marsyas by Apollo, by Guercino, Palazzo Pitti
- Apollo Flaying Marsyas, by José de Ribera, Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
- Giovanni Mariotti, "La fine di Marsia secondo Tiziano", Il Corriere della Sera, 17 August 2003
- Augusto Gentili, Tiziano, pag. 47
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- Gentili, Augusto (1994). Tiziano (in Italian). Edizioni Studio Tesi.