Kent Monkman


Kent Monkman is one of Canada's most acclaimed and notorious multidisciplinary artists today.

Hijacking the landscapes and pictorial scenes (reminiscent of the Hudson River School, Cornelius Krieghoff or Paul Kane) Monkman adds a homoerotic revisionist anarchy to Canadian colonial images.  

His works are filled with a wide range of references from (stereotypical) depictions of first nations to Old Master interpretations of Greek mythology.

This sensitive and brilliantly executed drawing is an example of the latter. 

Hyacinthus was Apollo's lover who was killed by a Western wind while the two were playing a game of catch with a discus.

The story of Hyacinthus' untimely death has had many interpretations including Mozart's first opera and paintings by Caravaggio.

Tender and without irony, "Study of Apollo and Hyancinthus" is an exceptional work by Monkman. 

Additional images available on request. Questions about this piece? Contact us.

Watercolor and gouache on paper.

Signed and dated (15/01/2008) by the artist

Canada, 2008

21.5"H 14.5"W (work)

24"H 18"W (framed)

Excellent condition.



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