Trivia Crack Answer: Peter Paul Rubens
About Tereus Confronted with the Head of His Son ltylus
The person who painted “Tereus Confronted with the Head of His Son Itylus,” also known as “The Feast of Tereus,” was Peter Paul Rubens. “Tereus Confronted with the Head of His Son Itylus” depicts the Thracian King Tereus being shown the severed head of his son Itylus, held in the hands of his wife, who has just fed Tereus the rest of his corpse as part of a disguised meal. Tereus, according to the Greek myth, wanted to have sex with his wife’s sister Philomela in secret, but was denied by Philomela. Eventually, Tereus held her captive and raped her, cutting out her tongue and holding her prisoner in a room so that she would never be able to tell anyone. Philomela was able to tell her sister what Tereus had done by weaving the story into a tapestry and having it delivered to her. Upon learning what Tereus had done, Procne, Philomela’s sister and Tereus’ wife, killed their son Itylus and fed him to Tereus in revenge, giving the painting its alternate name, “The Feast of Tereus.” The story behind the painting “Tereus Confronted with the Head of His Son Itylus” bears similarity to the story of the house of Atreus, which also included a cannibalistic feast given in secret. “The Feast of Tereus” is painted in the classical Greek style, which was popular at the time.