Hercules at the Spinning Wheel
- date of publication: 19.10.2020
- 176 Pages
- Hanser Verlag
- ISBN 978-3-446-26768-8
- Deutschland: 24,00 €
- Österreich: 24,70 €
- E-Book ISBN 978-3-446-26862-3
- E-Book Deutschland: 17,99 €
Brilliant and astonishing – literature and art combined in a new way
According to Ovid, Arachne the weaver challenges Minerva, the goddess of the arts, to a weaving competition. She wins. As a punishment, she is turned into a spider. Edi Zollinger is a master of deciphering literature and art. He brilliantly decrypts pictures from Velázquez and Rubens to Goya and Picasso, thereby revealing a thread that always leads back to Arachne, the mother of painting and poetry. The fact that Arachne pulls her work out of her stomach like a mother pulls out her child becomes a problem for all her male descendants – and in the end even the hero Hercules has to take a seat at the spinning wheel!
An inspiring journey through time for all art and literature lovers and an investigative look at paintings and books you thought you knew.