The expression by the mythology in movement

In my art gallery: "The Expression by the Mythology in Movement" you will be delight by different pieces of art created from 150 AD to 1891. The sculptures and painting create the illusion of movement using different techniques of the designs and formal elements of art. Roman and Greeks gods and goddesses are represented with focal particular areas that make you feel that are real.

The sculpture "Cult Relief: Slaying Mithras the Bull" represents in Roman mythology the ritual of sacrificing a bull stabbing him with a sword by the throat with the meant the promise of salvation and immortality of all believers. This ritual was witnessed by a snake, a dog and a scorpion offered to the sun god. In the sculpture we can appreciate the movement through the three dimensional depth on his roman dress coat while Mithras left hand is holding up the bull neck to stabbing the sword with his right hand. We can also can see Mithras foot pushing the bull leg; and finally the scorpion, snake and dog that look climbing up to the bull.
The painting "Venus and Adonis" represents the last entreaties from Venus to Adonis asking him not to go hunting. She felt the tragic end where Adonis will be dying attacked by a wild boar. The impotence of Cupid is represented sitting on a tree. The movement on this painting was inspired by ancient sculpture and was represented with the contorted body of Venus. The jagged lines in the clouds create the feeling intermingled of an air of stress and anxiety that rotated the viewer's eye around the whole work.
The painting "The Rape of Proserpine" represent a clear metaphor about the natural cycle of nature life and how we cultive from the seed, germination, harvest to finish with the death of the plants in water. In the paint we observe Prosperpine at the moment where she is abducted by the ruler of the Underworld Pluto. Her mother Cires intercepting the moment implores Pluto to allow her daughter be with her on spring and summer while Pluto can keep her on autumn and winter. The movement of this beautiful art is represented by the motion of the flowing lines and the contrast light of Proserpine and the two women standing on the left. The combination of the bodies position allow the viewer to admire the painting as if the chariot will be taking Proserpine at full speed.
The drawing "Apollo and Daphne" shows the moment when Daphne is turned into a laurel tree by metamorphoses in her intent to escape from Apollo's love. The movement is intensely marked through the strong strokes that the artist performs in all the artwork with his brushstrokes. The sky is marked in brown tones and reflect diagonal lines jagged. The robes from Apollos and Daphne are flying in the sky, demonstrating that Apollo and Daphne running and the breeze is blowing.
The painting " Diana and Her Nymphs Bathing" created with oil in canvas is an erotic artwork where the beautiful Diana is being drying by her nymphs after her bath and a satyr is surprised by another nymphs on the left side. Layers of glaze intensify the surrounding landscape while her beautiful and lightful creamy skin color highlight the softness of her. The movement is represented in the brush strokes in the water, the gesticulation by the satyr, and the colors used in the bushes inspire the harmony of one fresh and aerated afternoon in autumn.
This painting "Venus on the Waves" created it in oil with canvas evokes the peaceful and sensuality of the goddess of love Venus who is sitting in her world in a subtle and delicate drapery that at the first sight make the viewer think that she is floating in the waves of the sea. In the sky Putti and doves fly over her as if they were dancing a dance of love. The movement is represented with flowing lines that create a circular motion in the clouds. The wings in the doves the details in Putti's hair, the apparent floating of the drapery combined with the contrast of the pastel palette.
The painting "Oedipus and Antigone" represents the frustration and impotence of Oedipus when he discover that he kill his father and wed his mother thus fulfilling the oracle's prophesy. His daughter Antigone that at the same time is his sister is taking him to the exile. The movement is generated in slow motion. The contrast of the colors in their cloths walking forward into the dark makes the illusion that they are letting behind their past life, submerging step by step into deep sadness.
The painting "The Finding of Aesculapius" created in oil on canvas represents in the mythology the moment that the baby god of healing Aesculapius is fed by a nurturing goat who is laying on his blanket. Aesculapius was found by sheppard who saw his aura. As a symbol, the baby god has a guard dog and a snake close by him. The movement is interpreted on the red floating mantle that the sheppard is using and on his left hand that is moving Aesculapius's blanket.
The painting "The Harp of Erin" created in oil on canvas represents England's oppression on the 19 century. This lady "Erin" is playing the harp national symbol of Iceland while it is chained to a rock. The movement is clearly represented in the beauty of her dress and her hair moved by the air. The waves of the sea are breaking on the rocks.
The triptych "Aino Myth, Triptych" represent on a Finnish national epic, the agonic suffering and tragic end from Aino who drowns herself before getting married with someone that she did not love. The piece of art on the left side shows Aino in the forest who met the man by first time. The right side show Aino sad crying on the shore and the center piece depicts the appearance of Aino like a fish after she had drowned. Aino taunting him appears and disappears. The element of movement on this art work is represented by the variety elements of the design that capture the viewer's eye around the three pieces of art. The activities around the composition create a different action in each representation of this triptych.
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