Movement of Myth by Victoria Twaites

This gallery showcases the movement and drama in mythological art. My gallery has been different pieces from different periods of art. As well as dealing with Mythology. Through out the gallery, I will go into more detail on how the movement within a piece effects the viewer's mindset and how well it grabs the attention of the viewer.

Goddess Diana is the goddess of the moon and hunting. She is more commonly known as Artemis (name used in Greek Mythology. He pose here reflects the calm before the storm. Her movement is soft and subtle but still present.
This is another depiction of Artemis. This representation of the goddess is a lot harsher then the last. Here she is ready to strike the man with her arrow. Although this can still be considered the calm before the storm, there is definitely much more aggression in her pose on this piece then in others.
Here we see Hestia, Greek Goddess of the Hearth. She is resting upon a tree. Although her figure is not showing any physical movement we can see motion from her clothes and the clothes of those around her. The movement in the lines makes up for the lack of movement from her.
This piece depicts Ganymede, who is described as the Devine hero of Troy, feeding Jupiter's Eagle. There is a beautiful way your eyes move around this piece from the form of Ganymede to Jupiter's eagle. It is pleasing and almost relaxing to look at, which creates a sense of calm.
This statue depicts Neptune (or otherwise known as Poseidon) about to strike with his trident. There is a stunning movement that his shown here, half way through the action, clothes whipping around as he raises his trident. There is a ferocity that is present in this intricate statue.
Here we see Neptune again, raising his trident. There are gorgeous lines that the clothes form around him as they are blown back. Drama is evident in this marble beauty.
Here we see a depiction of Zeus, God of Thunder in Greek Mythology. There is a very angular movement that he has as he is about to throw the bolt of lightning he holds.
Here we see the abduction of Proserprina by Pluto. There is a sense of struggle in this piece. A despair that is show by the body language of the figures involved with the ordeal.
Mercury (In Greek mythology Hermes) was considered the messenger of the Gods. He is know for his swiftness. The piece depicts him in a victorious and almost "busy-looking" position. He looks like he has places to go and people to see and he doesn't have time for anything else.
Here we see a bust of the mythical figure Medusa. There is clear movement in her hair. You can see the snakes writing while her face has a very still, vacant, almost melancholy expression.
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