Sunday, June 6

Danae by Gustav Klint - an hommage

I did a homage to Klimt's Danae, 1907-1908, with this picture I took at Second Life. This is the story of Danae according to this site: "Danae was a legendary princess of Argos. Her father, Acrisius, who had been warned by an oracle that her son would one day kill him, had decided to keep her locked her in a bronze tower away from any male company.
Zeus, who loved Danae, turned himself into a shower of gold and came to the despondent princess through the roof. The shower of gold poured down into her lap; as a result she had a son. When Acrisius discovered Perseus, he locked both mother and son in a chest, and set it adrift on the sea. Eventually Danae and Perseus were rescued. In his sensual portrait of Danae, Klimt depicts the imprisoned princess in an amorous embrace with Zeus. True to the legend, the latter is represented as an amorphous stream of gold. Many other painters tackled the subject. They include: Danae : Corregio, Artemisia Gentileschi, Mabuse, John Waterhouse, Joachim A. Wtewael, Edward Burne-Jones, Giovanni B. Tiepolo"
(click at the right image to enlarge)

4 comments:

Mark p.s.2 said...

The daughter too well protected from suitors.
The suitors of Penelope LINK
Who makes the parents of Danae give up their fear of time?

Ana said...

Hi Mark!
I'm so happy you came! Not been visiting my blog friends lately.
I loved the John William painting of Penelope and the Suitors that is the at link.
Just didn't get your reference of Danae's parents giving up their fear of time.
Love,
Ana

Mark p.s.2 said...

It is natural for a woman to find a man, a man find a woman and they have children from their love. Children when grown up replace their parents.
If parents keep their children, children by keeping them from the world it is overprotection for selfish reasons. They are attempting to block nature, and the change of their child to adult. It can be done physically and mentally.

Ana said...

Yes!
Adolescence is the period to start getting out of the family and creating new bonds.
Some parents use many methods to prevent them to do it.
I don't know what is happening but it seems to me that children are doing it earlier.