“Holy shit, Tyr just stuck his hand in the wolf’s mouth!…Sweet.”
That, I think, is the effect John Bauer was going for in this piece. He was really good at this sort of thing, and it’s unfortunate that he’s dead. But then that’s just one of the natural side effects of being born over 100 years ago, regardless of whether you drown in a boat accident or not. Visit Art Passions or the John Bauer Museum to discover some more of his amazing artwork featuring scenes from Norse mythology and Swedish folklore.