Achelous and Hercules

Tempera and oil on canvas mounted on plywood | 159.6 x 671cm | 1947

Thomas Hart Benton

Intense colors and writhing forms evoke the contest of muscle and will between Hercules and Achelous, the Greek god who ruled over the rivers. In flood season, Achelous took on the form of an angry bull, tearing new channels through the earth with hi...
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