FALL OF ICARUS Painting By Dana Zivanovits

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Artist Dana Zivanovits. 'FALL OF ICARUS' Artwork Image, Created in 2007, Original Painting Other. #art #artist
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Dana Zivanovits



Size - (USA):
9 W x 13 H x 0 D (inches)
Size - (metric):
22.9 W x 33.0 H x 0.0 D (centimeters)
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This drawing was done in india ink on acid free, Fabriano watercolor paper and dipicts the Greek myth of Icarus [see story below]. A signed and dated Zivanovit's original. Icarus' father, Daedalus who was a talented artist attempted to escape from his exile in Crete, where he and his son were imprisoned at the hands of King Minos, the king for whom he had built the Labyrinth. Daedalus, the master craftsman, was exiled because it was he who built the faux cow for the queen to climb into such that she could copulate with the bull. The result of this coupling was the Minotaur, who grew to become violent and dangerous and thus had to be imprisoned in the Labyrinth. Daedalus fashioned a pair of wax wings for himself and his son. Before they took off from the island, Daedalus warned his son not to fly too close to the sun, nor too close to the sea. Overcome by the sublime feeling that flying gave him, Icarus soared through the sky joyfully, but in the process he came too close to the sun, which melted his wings. Icarus kept flapping his wings but soon realized that he had no feathers left and that he was only flapping his bare arms. And so, Icarus fell into the sea in the area which bears his name, the Icarian Sea near Icaria, an island southwest of Samos
Artwork Keywords:   Original Painting
Materials:   Ink Paintings

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