Saturday, November 05, 2011

Tisiphone




i started this piece during my trip in Athens . while inspecting the bibliotheque of a friend i fell by chance in an incredible book i will publish in the next days ,there i found again the magnifique art by Petrus Christus "a young lady " portrait i ve been often inspired ,so i concluded that it wouldnt be bad to try to interpretate the beauty of this painting .

Tisiphone was one of the Erinyes or Furies, and sister of Alecto and Megaera. She was the one who punished crimes of murder: parricide, fratricide and homicide. A myth recounts how Tisiphone fell in love with Cithaeron, and caused his death by snakebite, specifically, by one of the snakes from her head.

Tisiphone
acrylic,gel ink , gold on paper
42x59,4
©Meyoko