Greek mythology Amphitrite

jhaanstra

Huizen, Netherlands

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Amphitrite is the fourth painting in my series of surrealistic artworks. I used bold colours and fine brush strokes, as I do in all my paintings, in order to create a lasting visual impression. Art buyers (and art lovers) will see symbolic references to prominent 20th century surrealistic painters like Carel Willink and Michael Parkes as I offer homage to their artistic vision through my own art. This artwork is still for sale. Original paintings on oil are available on my website www.haanstrafineart.nl here you can find more surrealistic paintings which can also be categorized as magic realism.

In the background we see Poseidon, the capricious wayward and revengeful God of the sea. He once created the horse to impress his childhood lover Demeter. Now he plays with his four-in-hand lover Demeter. The inhabitants of Rhodes prepare an annual sacrificial ceremony: each year they drown the four most beautiful horses to make the sun appear again. The action goes entirely beyond Amphitrite, which we see in the foreground. Amphitrite, a sea-nymph and the wife of Poseidon, is drowned in deep thoughts. She drowns as it were in her own thoughts, which is depicted with the rising water.

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