Saturday, January 24, 2009

Ariadne, new painting by Camie Davis

GCA instructor Camie Davis has just shared with us this image of her most recent painting, Ariadne. You can click on the image to get a closer view. The inspiration for this painting comes from the Greek myth of Ariadne who fell in love with Dionysus the god of wine, when he found her abandoned on the island of Crete. They were married and lived happily until Dionysus went to war with Perseus at Argos, who had slain Medusa and wore her severed head on his sheild. Durring the battle Ariadne stayed by her husbands side and was turned to stone by Perseus who was aiming for Dionysus. It is said that on her wedding day Ariadne was given a golden crown by the goddess Aphrodite and when Ariadne was turned to stone Dionysus threw the crown into the heavens where it remains today as the constellation Corona Borealis.

Ariadne 28"x40" oil on linen by Camie Davis


3 comments:

Ariel said...

This painting is amazing.
I recently discover the works of Camie Davis, and the only thing that I can say is: this lady keeps improving!

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