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ANTHONY FREDERICK SANDYS ~ MEDUSA

in Art & the Unconscious Mind by
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Medusa”
Anthony Frederick Sandys (1829-1904)

In Greek
Mythology Medusa (Greek: Μέδουσα (Médousa), “guardian, protectress”)
was a Gorgon, a cothonic female monster, and a daughter of Phorcys and
Ceto;
Only Hyginus, (Fabulae, 151) interposes a generation and
gives another cohthonic pair as parents of Medusa; gazing directly upon
her eyes would turn onlookers to stone. She was beheaded by the hero
Perseus, who thereafter used her head as a weapon until he gave it to
the goddess Athena to place on her shield.
In classical antiquity the image of the head of Medusa appeared in the evil-averting device known as the Gorgoneion.
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APOLLO AND THE MUSES ~ ARTISTS AND DEMONS?

in Muses in a Surreal World by
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“Apollo and the Muses”

“Artists are visited by the Muses, or tormented by their own passions and demons.”

Wes Nisker

GUSTAVE MOREAU ~ LEDA

in Passion Of Art by
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Leda

Gustave Moreau (1826-1898)

Watercolour with gouache
c1875-c1880
21 x 34 cm
(8.27″ x 13.39″)
Gustave Moreau Museum (Paris, France)

LEDA

Come not with kisses

not with caresses

of hands and lips and murmurings;

come with a hiss of wings

and sea-touch tip of a beak

antr treading of wet, webbed, wave-working feet

into the marsh-soft belly.

DH. LAWRENCE (1885-1930)

Leda, 1865-1875

Gustave Moreau

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