Blood of Medusa

  • acrylic
  • 24 x 18 in
    (60.96 x 45.72 cm)
  • $1,800.00
  • Lara Dann

About this piece:
Medusa is one of three Gorgons. Medusa was noted to be a beautiful mortal until she incurred the wrath of Athena, turning her into a monster with snakes for hair. When she was killed by Perseus by severing her head, her two children, Pegasus and Chrysaor, were born from her blood.

My interpretation of Medusa is that she remained beautiful in spite of Athena’s attempts to strip her of her beauty. That her beauty and gaze is so powerful it is used to entice and paralyze her victims, leaving them unable to look away from her. From her severed head she bleeds bleeding hearts, the magical blood her children Pegasus and Chrysaor spring from.

Frame: wood ornate vintage/antique styling.

  • Framed: 31 x 24.5 in
  • Created: 2021
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