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Mythology: Icarus (Greek Myth. Figure) by Mariaan M Krog Fine Art Portfolio

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Medium: Soft Pencil on AMEDEO 200GSM Artist’s Sheet.
Size: A4

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Canvas Print sold on 24 November 2008.

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Greek Mythology: Icarus.

My drawing as tribute to the great artist Steele Savage. See some of his artworks here


Icarus (Greek: Ἴκαρος, Latin: Íkaros, Etruscan: Vicare) is a character in Greek mythology. He is the son of Daedalus and is commonly known for his attempt to escape Crete by flight, which ended in a fall to his death.

Escape from Crete
Icarus’ father, Daedalus, a talented craftsman, 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 he gave Minos’ Daughter, Ariadne, a clew of string in order to help Theseus survive 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.

Hellenistic writers who provided philosophical underpinnings to the myth also preferred more realistic variants, in which the escape from Crete was actually by boat, provided by Pasiphaë, for which Daedalus invented the first sails, to outstrip Minos’ pursuing galleys, and that Icarus fell overboard en route to Sicily and drowned. Heracles erected a tomb for him.

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  • pijinlane
    pijinlanealmost 6 years ago

    Wonderful interpretation of Icarus and his wings melting …

  • Thank you Jen! I am afraid this artwork is pale in comparisson to the original by the great Steele Savage!

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  • Avril Brand
    Avril Brandalmost 6 years ago

    Beautiful – your interpretations are brilliant!

  • Thanks so much dear Avril! You are so kind.

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  • aspectsoftmk
    aspectsoftmkalmost 6 years ago

    ah mariaan……this is wonderful art….and i love the interpretation also….

  • Hi there dear Terri. Thanks for your visit & comment!

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  • pat oubridge
    pat oubridgealmost 6 years ago

    Super image Mariaan

  • Thanks so very much dear Pat!

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  • brirose55
    brirose55almost 6 years ago

    great work

  • Thank you Brian! I love your vintage series!

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  • frogster
    frogsteralmost 6 years ago

    Nicely done

  • Larry, you’re too kind. Thanks my friend!

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  • Arlene Zapata
    Arlene Zapataalmost 6 years ago

    this is one of my favorite mythology stories. Your style here would be perfect for a book illustration!

  • Thanks Arlene. The original work from Steel Savage has already been published in a children’s book.

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  • Sensiworld
    Sensiworldalmost 6 years ago

    Great work !

  • Hi there Sylvia! Thanks so much for your visit & comment!

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  • Lior Goldenberg
    Lior Goldenbergalmost 6 years ago

    Superb!

  • Thanks ever so much Lior!

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  • RLHall
    RLHallalmost 6 years ago

    Very nice!

  • Thanks again Rhonda!

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