The Fabled Pantheon - teryn Cochran

This gallery will take a deep glance into the idealistic portrayals of the mythological gods from both the Greek and Roman eras. As both used many of the same gods one would assume both share similar pieces. These old gods held sway over several of the biggest empires to ever stretch across Europe. Their inspiration has spanned countless generations. I hope to capture this grand and ancient majesty with each and every piece in this gallery.   

Venus and Mars rest entwined on a ornate bed. the other various gods descending upon them from the right. Several of the gods hold aloft the curtain that hid the two embracing lovers, The area where the two lovers occupy is depicted with boisterous colors. While the side where the other gods appear is much more monochrome. putting emphasis on who this image is truly about.
This image depicts he end of the Titan's reign where they were cast form the heavens and banished forever. A strew of bodies is scattered around as the Titans are flung form the heavens, several raving and stomping in anger and protest. A ray of light near the top center of the image shows the heavenly plane of which the Titans were cast from. It draws the eye to the somber and empty plane they now occupy. The hodgepodge of bodies that lay in the center thematically embodies the hopeless state the group now feels.
Venus clutches Mars close as several cupid like beings clutch at Venus and Mars' war steed. Mars seeming to be submitting to Venus as she holds him close. The cupid like beings embody the idea of love as Cupid himself has done for generations. The submissive state of Mars the war god shows just how smitten and stricken he is with Venus. The lush greenery behind the two, showing the prosperous nature of such feelings and depictions.
The scene is set to a jubilant party of sorts as Apollo and Marsyas perform their musical feats. One playing a violin for the group of onlookers. The festive nature of the image gives a tone of joy and frivolity. The image is cut into two major scenes. The concert to the left and the gathering onlookers to the right. It also appears to separate the majority of the genders with most of the men to the right and women to the left. Showing to two clashing musicians as more than two competitors. But also battlers for their respective gender.
This image depicts Louis XIV as Apollo riding a fantastic chariot. A chorus of angelic women surrounding him as he rides through the heavens. The image itself is meant to give a greater meaning to a mortal man. The angelic women depicting a sense gf holy might or godly status. The bright light behind Louis also shining upon him with more purpose than one should possess. Even his demeanor casts that of complete confidence and assurance.
Neptune and Amphitrite sit amongst a court of followers upon the beach. the group seemingly celebrating after some sort of triumph or battle. The group sits in the shallows of Neptune's domain as he and Amphitrite sit upon some sort of throne. The symbolic style of having the group in the water shows the overall power and domain of the great Neptune. The banners and frivolous gathering giving signs of celebration or conquest. The almost water stained coloring emphasizing once again the point of the image by driving home who the mast rod the art is.
A group of wayward souls watches as another exits the pits of the underworld. The dark for boding woods emerging into an opening where the sky grows less dark. The somber colors depicts a for boding sense of panic. The group reaching out and watching in shock as a man exits what should be an unescapable domain. It shows a thematic appeal toward hope in the darkest of situations.
The image shows a forest learning where a man reaches out potentially in a perverted manner for a women who is in turn being held back by another older man. A cupid like figure swooping down upon the first man. The group is almost completely nude in the middle of a forest. Pan is recognized as a god of nature which strikes a chord with his given thematic elements.
Jupiter suckles upon a goat which is held by a larger man. Another female harvests the wares of a nearby tree and another seems to let flow a stream of water into a nearby pool. The image is showing the growth of an individual as a helpless babe to a full grown adult. The group tends carefully to the young Jupiter as he feeds. The nature of the image is that of nurturing those who can not help themselves.
An image of an impressive mouton hangs cloaked in a mist. A large body of water settling beneath it. A lone vessel of some sort sits in its shadow forlorn and insignificant before its majesty. The natural beauty and scope of this image gathers that of natural wonder. The mist obscuring the mountain with that of curiosity. The lone manmade object objectify neglected by the scope of the natural work around it. The Olympian mountain imposingly taking up the majority of the view for the purpose of showing how important it is before the rest of the scene.
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