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This is my first piece of ‘art’. It’s a photo-painting hybrid I made on my iPad.
I focused on the face, not wanting to show pain or fear, but that equilibrium that exists beyond it.
I also wanted to get the overall effect of being ‘consumed’ by the sun.
He is falling backwards, looking straight into the sun as he descends, bathed in all it’s golden glory.
More on Icarus’ tragic tale here.
This is one of my favourite paintings by Alexandre-Georges-Henri Regnault entitled “Automedon with the Horses of Achilles”.
The horses, although foaming at the mouth, are not wild, they are grieving. Both immortal, the horses Xanthos and Balious were given to Achilles’ parents as a gift from Poseidon and pulled the young hero’s chariot during the Trojan war. When Achilles was mortally wounded, the horses were inconsolable, and it is Automedon, Achillies’ charioteer, who tries to console them.