• Caresses, Fernand Khnopff, 1896.

    THE SPHINX was a female monster with the body of a lion, the head and breast of a woman, eagle's wings and, according to some, a serpent's tail.

    She was sent by the gods to plague the town of Thebes as punishment for some ancient crime, preying on its youths and devouring all who failed to solve her riddle. The regent of Thebes, King Kreon (Creon), offered the throne to the one who would destroy her. Oidipous (Oedipus) took up the challenge, and when he solved the Sphinx's riddle, she cast herself off the mountainside in despair. Theoi Greek Mythology

    In this activity, after discusings about the simbolysm of the Sphinx, you are going to collaborativelly create a poster with canva for the Female Monster Museum from artworks.

    The poster shall include:

    -The name of the monster.

    -The title of the artwork or artworks that appear on the poster.

    -The name of the authors of the artworks that appear on the poster.

    -Some written and oral annotations in English explaining the symbolism of the female monster.

    -The number of the transnational group: 2

    -The logo of the project and the European Union.

    -To create the poster in a collaborative way, we are going to use the tool: canva.

    -In each poster you could create more tha one page.

    -To enter canva you have just to copy the link corresponding to your international group.

    Poster - team 2




  • In your opinion, what does the Sphinx best symbolize?
    The Sphinx symbolizes wisdom and omniscience.
    10 votes (30.30%)
    The Sphinx symbolizes cruelty.
    7 votes (21.21%)
    The Sphinx embodies paradox of the supposed ambivalence of feminine nature (beautiful and dangerous at the same time).
    13 votes (39.39%)
    The Sphinx represents the human desire for that which is greater than themselves.
    3 votes (9.09%)