The Many Mediums of icarus

Using the mythological character Icarus, I will look into different renditions and creations over the centuries. With different paintings, prints, and sculptures I will try to cover as many styles of art that we went over in class that I can using the mythological character, Icarus. 

One of the more famous paintings of Icarus' fall, this oil on canvas depicts of normal everyday life as Icarus plummets into the water, barely missing a ship.
This oil on wood, seemingly renaissance style depiction of Icarus' fall to earth is apparently considered baroque style from a couple of sources when I dug deeper into the background of the painting.
The Lament for Icarus shows an interesting perspective on what happens after Icarus' fall. An oil on canvas, the scene depicts Icarus' unfortunate death surrounded by what is most likely angels, or could be banshees crying over his death.
Like the depiction of the snail, this abstract expressionalistic version of Icarus offers a rather different perspective of the mythological character. Its an almost childish look yet still gets the character of a man with wings.
This print created by an etching style depicts another of what seems to be a more famous scene of Icarus' story, the fitting of the wings. Currently shown in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, this is one of many retellings of Icarus' wings.
This engraving shows a similar scene of Icarus falling to the see but from a different perspective. The ship sails away not knowing about the winged man that is falling from the sky.
This oil on canvas helps emphasize the hard light style of barouque. Illustrating the fitting and fashioning of the wings, Daedalus gets Icarus ready for the eventful flight out of the labyrinth.
Abstract. In 2001 Figurina Elena showed this highly abstract work that simplistically shows the character of Icarus with wings attached to his arms. Using bright golds and yellows, Icarus contrasts against the blue sky.
Another oil on canvas style painting is similar to the Baroque counterpart, Daedalus is seen again getting Icarus ready to escape the Labyrinth. Although less dramatic, this artwork tells the same story through a different style.
This classical carving of Icarus is a unique perspective using a relief carving created from the greeks. Using fundamentals of contrapposto, Quellinus created a dramatic pose conveying the fall of Icarus.
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