Mythology Creatures, stories and messages through art by Dennis Sanchez

This Gallery is a reflection of textures, colors and variations of mythology creatures. The art works are representations of creatures immortalized in sculptures, paintings of all sorts. Beliefs from the Greek culture and Roman Empire influenced religion and ideals of a spiritual world beyond the living earth. Our ancestors worshipped Gods, Hero’s and creatures unexplained. 

This image is a Centaur fighting, which is a half horse and half human transitioned at the horse’s neck. The painting is in Mosaic art form and is covered in decorative pebble stone. This Mosaic art style was created in the 3rd millennium which began as small pieces of colored glass and influenced 4th Century Christian ceilings.
This Neolithic figurine is a one of many designs practiced in central and northern Europe. The figurines resembles the details of human anatomy such as a human face, hands etc. the human like feature are represented by decorative techniques of incision, applique and painting. The detailed head piece consist of curved lines and smooth outer shell.
In 8th Century Egyptian, the Statue of Griffin is designed by sculptures constructed to perfection with bronze and in stone. The have become the most recognizable pieces of art produced by any civilization. The artist adds dimension to the griffin by utilizing fine line to give texture to the statue. The Statuette of Griffin is a monster with a body of a lion, the head and wings of an eagle.
This is an image of Thoth God worshipped in Egypt from early dynastic period until Roman time. The material is made of bronze and wood. The art design consist of hyperrealism and is supported by quality craftsmanship of pin point lines. The Sculpture supports Egyptian belief of life after death.
According to the ancients the Gorgons were to be believed art that wards off evil spirits. The statue is created out of stone and carved with a menacing gesture. The stone quality has the rough aged texture. This statute has a story similar to medusa and the stone contributes to the mystic.
The Laocoon is an oil painting depicting Greek and Roman mythology representing a Trojan priest of Poseidon. The ideals of the painting displays artistic characteristics of the Renaissance. The biggest indicator is the imagery of strong emotion and disfigured creatures. The artist break away from harmony and presents a disturbance.
This variation of the Annunciation painting is dated around 1575 and is influenced by the Venetian style. The light and coloring is owed much to Titian, a painter El Greco admired. The arrangement and figures were handled with architectural treatment. The artist makes the scene realistic with attentively picturing the message of the Archangel.
This ancient tapestry is a silk applique with pearls, coral, horsehair, and gold threads. The design is of an mythical women; the use of color helps the story be comprehend able. The texture is of one pad foam quilt. The gold thread intertwines throughout the tapestry in non linear lines
The image of the Piedra del Sol is stone structure depicting tribal lines. The abstract spanish lines resembles art work of the ancient Maya. The Mexican art work is encompassed with angles and circles of geometry. The structure is of folk lore and is perceived to worship the sun.
This image of the lion of saint mark depicts an artistic religious era. The lines are short brush stroke and colors blend wonderfully and best used at the wings of this mythical creature. The Renaissance is depicted in the background and adds society with painting. The painting is also filled with symbolic messages, yet does not deter from the context of art. The painting is tempera on canvas and gives the lion warmth.