The stars aboveby Ageliki, 39,5X89,5cm, oil on streched canvasA World Beyondseries, is about myths, folklore, concepts and fairytales. Knowledge lost in the depths of time and modern science s persistent and permanent noise. But every now and then, sparkles emerge from the human gene memory, making people wondering for hidden truths. NEREIS or Nerines were Nereus daughters were regarded by the ancients as marine nymphs of the Mediterranean. They are described as lovely divinities, and dwelling with their father at the bottom of the sea, andwere believed to be propitious to all sailors. The epithets given them by the poets refer partly to their beauty and partly to their place of abode.
Six asteroids were named after 6 nereids and that’s exactly my painting’s theme
EUNIKE The Nereid offine victoryin a martime senseHesiod, Apollodorus. Eunice, Asteroid 185EUKRANTE The Nereid ofsuccessfulvoyages or fishingHesiod, Apollodorus. Eucrante, Asteroid 247MENIPPE The Nereid ofstrong horses,that is, strong wavesHesiod. Menippe, asteroid 188MELITE The Nereid ofcalmseas. Hesiod, Homer, Apollodorus, Hyginus, Virgil Melite, asteroid 676DYNAMENE The Nereid of the sea spower Hesiod, Homer, Apollodorus, Hyginus. Dynamene, asteroid 200EUDORA The Nereid of thefine giftsor the sea. Hesiod, Apollodorus Eudora, asteroid 217
The painting is on stretched canvas
Varnished and signed
Ready to hangthough it would look great with a frameShips professionally packaged in cardboard box
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