Perseus

£2,999.00

Ovid’s well known story of Perseus’ adventures casts him as the swashbuckling hero who eventually rescues Andromeda, chained victim for the evil Kraken.

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Ovid’s well known story of Perseus’ adventures casts him as the swashbuckling hero who eventually rescues Andromeda, chained victim for the evil Kraken. However the latin ‘Perseus’ means ‘destroyer’ and in this picture he is re-cast as the invader; riding out of the depths on Pegasus, scythe in hand, to rape the land and all its bounty. The ‘hapless heroine’ becomes the triple-goddess; a counterbalance to Ovid’s gorgon, Medusa, and her evil sisters.

Additional information

Height

58"

Width

58"

Medium

Oil On Canvas

Year

1995