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“In Wake Of Perseus” is an abstracted allegorical work based on the classical Greek myth where Perseus rescues Andromeda from the sea serpent.

What’s interesting using classical mythology as subject matter in art is that these ancient tales of drama represents aspects of the human condition which are just as relevant today as they were over a thousand years ago.  These myths explore love, lust, envy and rage, rejection and loss violence and death.  Their emotions, desires and struggles are characteristics we all can relate to today.

The painting refers to the story of Andromeda, the daughter of an Ethiopian King who was kidnapped by the Poseidon in retribution and chained to a rock in the ocean for a sea serpent to take her.  She is rescued by Perseus on the winged horse Pegasus where they fall in love, marry and the rest is history.

The large work is painted in oil.  My process involves several layers of acrylic underpainting followed by a combination of opaque oil application and thin oil glazes.  What I aim for in my paintings is strong luminosity, contrasting shadows and lively expressive brushwork to convey energy in my work.

On close inspection of the painting there are several hidden symbols relating to the story.  “In Wake of Perseus” is painted on a deep canvas and ready to hang.

In Wake of Perseus

Kathryn Fenton

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Size: 100w x 100h x 4d cms
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“In Wake Of Perseus” is an abstracted allegorical work based on the classical Greek myth where Perseus rescues Andromeda from the sea serpent.

What’s interesting using classical mythology as subject matter in art is that these ancient tales of drama represents aspects of the human condition which are just as relevant today as they were over a thousand years ago.  These myths explore love, lust, envy and rage, rejection and loss violence and death.  Their emotions, desires and struggles are characteristics we all can relate to today.

The painting refers to the story of Andromeda, the daughter of an Ethiopian King who was kidnapped by the Poseidon in retribution and chained to a rock in the ocean for a sea serpent to take her.  She is rescued by Perseus on the winged horse Pegasus where they fall in love, marry and the rest is history.

The large work is painted in oil.  My process involves several layers of acrylic underpainting followed by a combination of opaque oil application and thin oil glazes.  What I aim for in my paintings is strong luminosity, contrasting shadows and lively expressive brushwork to convey energy in my work.

On close inspection of the painting there are several hidden symbols relating to the story.  “In Wake of Perseus” is painted on a deep canvas and ready to hang.

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