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Artwork >> Philhelm Philhelm >> M86 - SINGULAR COMBAT AT KNOSSOS - 2008

Artwork >> Philhelm Philhelm >> M86 -  SINGULAR COMBAT AT KNOSSOS - 2008

Philhelm Philhelm
Acrylic on canvas - 49 Inches x 75 Inches
MINOAN \ (Text translated by Google) \ Although a single combat with Minoan woman with Minoan one (or Mycenaean?), Nothing in the ancient past only confirms some Cretan aggressiveness of women to men, there is also invalidates the opposite ... The issue remains, the dominant woman, as is assumed today, thanks to the few artistic elements that remain to us! Minoan Women's costume is instantly recognizable with her clothes on several wheels and a corset revealing a bare chest, as can still be seen in murals and statues millennia! The island of Crete was often cited in ancient times as The Island of goddesses topless! Sacred element in the right hand of our Amazon: the double ax, which was found in multiple copies, sometimes on a huge pedestal, and also many other ceremonial solid gold, the double ax appears on hundreds of seals rings and the seals holy. The word labrys which means double ax, is the origin of the word labyrinth in the Palace of Knossos, also known as the Palace to double axes. Another item in the left hand of our Minoan, a hieroglyphic sign, found by Sir A.Evans unidentified weapon and arbitrarily transformed by your artist. As for the clothes of our man, if there are clothes, they are more or less visible to the reality of the seals that are sometimes only a few millimeters in diameter! There are no comments on the dog in the center of the table and who is indifferent to what happens ... The monogram of the artist is born in an egg and top left writing in Linear A inscribed Philhelm in a red cartridge. Labyrinth built by Daedalus on the instructions of King Minos, to confine the Minotaur. As Daedalus helped Ariane, the daughter of the king, to make the thread that will help Theseus escape the labyrinth after killing the Minotaur, Minos will lock up Daedalus and his son Icarus in the labyrinth ... you certainly know also subsequently manufacture wings Daedalus ... for he and his son, and together they will save through the air, but Icarus did not listen to recommendations from his father, in the excitement of newfound freedom, will fly too near the sun ... the wax that held the wings melted and Icarus fell in free fall would say today!

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