Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Tragic Tale of Achilles and Penthesilea


“Achilles and Penthesilea” In my art history class my professor showed us this pot with a painting of Achilles and Penthesilea (the second picture) with Achilles in the act of killing her. The myth goes that Achilles went after the Amazonian warrior queen Penthesilea and killed her and just as his spear went into her chest their eyes met and they fell deeply in love, but they knew that their love was futile because…Achilles had just stabbed Penthesilea and she was dying. I thought that the story was really tragic and beautiful and I wanted to redo the pottery painting in my own style (borrowing from the Greek style of design) and giving them actual emotion in their eyes so you actually believed they were falling in love and also feeling great sorrow because they couldn’t be together.

5 comments:

  1. May I use this picture as my profile facebook picture, please?

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    1. Sure! :) Just as long as you say its my work if people ask and don't claim it as your own. Thank you for the nice comments :)

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  2. I will gladly say that this picture is yours. You are a talented man. :) Thank you. :)

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  3. Well done! Thank you. – The story was more brutal, I think, with even more dynamism (see Achill’s raised right foot), the girl supposedly bare breasted (not shown by most), fast, fearless. In her death a full life.

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