Friday, 18 May 2018

Art on Friday; Medea

Note; Because of PhotoBucket's sudden policy that using your own pictures and photos for a blog is hotlinking I have lost most of my blogs with paintings or pictures. So I know I have done some subjects before but it's invisible now due to Photobucket. 

In Greek mythology, Medea was the daughter of King Aeëtes of Colchis, niece of Circe, granddaughter of the sun god Helios. Medea figures in the myth of Jason and the Argonauts, known best from a late literary version worked up by Apollonius of Rhodes in the third century BC and called the Argonautica, but included early on by Hesiod in his Theogony, written around 700 BC. Medea is known in most stories as a sorceress and is often depicted as a priestess of the goddess Hecate.

Evelyn de Morgan-Medea

Frederick Sandys-Medea

John William Waterhouse-Jason and Medea

Eugène Ferdinand Victor Delacroix-Medea about to murder her children

Valentine Cameron Prinsep-Medea the Sorceress

Anselm Feuerbach-Medea with the dagger

Herbert James Draper-The Golden Fleece

Jean-Francois Detroy-Jason Swearing Eternal Affection To Medea 

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