Helios - Colossus Of Rhodes

Vanessa Barklay

Ravenshoe, Australia

  • Available
    Products
    1
  • Artist
    Notes
  • Artwork Comments 20

Stationery

Artist's Description

The magnificent Colossus Of Rhodes built between 292-280BC and standing 107 feet was one of The Seven Wonders Of The Ancient World.

Built from iron and bronze it was said to straddle the Harbour on the Greek island of Rhodes and it represented Helios, the great Sun God. Destroyed by an earthquake in 226BC after standing for less than 50 years it buckled at the knees and lay where it fell for nearly 800 years until the bronze was looted and very little remained. The titanic Colossus of Rhodes, dedicated to the Sun God Helios, a Wonder of the Ancient World, felled to it’s knees by the bigger wonders of nature…

Preserved in the books of ancient Greek poetry we find these words…
To you, o Sun, the people of Dorian Rhodes set up this bronze statue reaching to Olympus, when they had pacified the waves of war and crowned their city with the spoils taken from the enemy. Not only over the seas but also on land did they kindle the lovely torch of freedom and independence. For to the descendants of Herakles belongs dominion over sea and land.

FEATURED in Fractal Art Frenzy
FEATURED in Ancient Relics, Sites & Customs
FEATURED in Fractal Abstracts

An Incendia fractal representative of the crowning glory that was the Sun and the Sun God, here being Helios, with the shape of the Colossus crown. The Colossus was a sturdy, strong, heavy metal structure shining bright of bronze, the green here representing the tarnished bronze as well as the green water of the Mediterranean island harbour of Rhodes.

See more FRACTALS HERE

Artwork Comments

  • rain-dogs
  • Vanessa Barklay
  • Vanessa Barklay
  • rain-dogs
  • Rupert Russell
  • Vanessa Barklay
  • Andrea Ida Rausch
  • Vanessa Barklay
  • ArchimedesArt
  • Vanessa Barklay
  • sstarlightss
  • Vanessa Barklay
  • shadowlea
  • Vanessa Barklay
  • rocamiadesign
  • Vanessa Barklay
  • James Brotherton
  • Vanessa Barklay
  • shadowlea
  • Vanessa Barklay
,
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10% off

for joining the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.