Circe

Poets and artists who have considered pigs and the goddess Circe

Pig Artist

Andrea Alciato, Italian (1492-1550), works include: Emblematum Libellus. Alciato was a jurist and writer and is regarded as the founder of the French school of legal humanists. Alciato is most famous for his Emblemata, or emblem books.

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Pietro Aquila, Italy, (1650–1692) – Circe and Ulysses, from the series Galeriae Farnesianae Icones (ca. 1680). Aquila was an engraver, etcher, painter, printmaker and draughtsman. Aquila.

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Margaret Atwood, Canada, (b. 1939) – poetry about pigs. Pig Song. Circe / Mud Poems. Atwood is a poet, novelist, short story writer, essayist, critic and environmental activist.

Pig Artist

Francesco Xanto Avelli, Italy, (b. ca. 1486-7; d. ca.1542) – Circe, Ulysses and his companions, earthenware low plate with maiolica tin-glazed (1533).

Pig Artist

Christina Balit, England (b. 1961), works include: Circe. Balit is an Illustrator of children’s books, author and playwright. Her trademark style and interpretation is based on traditional mythology, fairy tales and Biblical stories.

Pig Artist

Wright Barker, British, (1864-1941) – Circe (1904-1912), oil on canvas. Barker was a member of the Royal British Academy (R.B.A. )and was a painter of genre, rural and sporting scenes.

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Alice Pike Barney, United States, (1857-1931) – Circe, (ndg.), pastel on canvas. Barney was an artist, writer, playwright, theater director, philanthropist, civic leader, and patron of the arts.

Pig Artist

Frank Beard, United States (1842-1905), works include: The Modern Circe. Beard was an illustrator, caricaturist and cartoonist. He was the principal illustrator for The Ram’s Horn, an interdenominational social gospel magazine.

Pig Artist

Romare Bearden, United States, (1911-1988) – Circe Turns a Companion of Odysseus into a Swine, (1977), mixed media collage of various papers with paint and graphite on fiberboard.

Pig Artist

Jacques Belli, France, (1609-1674) – Odysseus leaves Circe, (17th cent.), sanguine (red iron-oxide) crayon on paper. Belli, also known as Jacques Belly, and Iacomo Belli, was an etcher and painter.

A random image of a pig, hog, boar or swine from the collection at Porkopolis.