February 5, 2009 — Satyrs and centaurs are often regarded as similar in their mixture of human and animal features, since they show only slight variations in their characteristics. However, a comparison of both breeds as they are represented in Greek vase painting reveals that this is not so true.
François Lissarrague, director of the Centre Louis Gernet in Paris, will explore these representations and the different sexual and social behaviors of satyrs (a mythological creature with a goat's ears, legs and horns) and centaurs (a mythological creature with a human upper and an equine lower male body) in a McIntire Department of Art lecture, "Satyrs and Centaurs: The Art of Cross Breeding," on Feb. 19, at 6 p.m. in Campbell Hall, room 160. A reception will follow in Fayerweather Lounge.
For information call 434-924-6123.