Monsters, Part 6: Laocoon

You know how he got attacked by a giant serpent?

laocoon_and_his_sons

Well, it’s a popular trope in cartooning as well as sculpture:

1874

“The Modern Laocoon,” Frank Bellew, The Daily Graphic, 25 April 1874, seen in The Ungentlemanly Art, page 120, and the United States Library of Congress

Berryman

Laocoon,” 1938, Clifford K. Berryman

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“Uno Who’s National Gallery,” John Collins, 1956

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