Ganymede (detail) : Oil on canvas 16x12 inches
unframed UKú300.00 (=US$420.00 approx.) plus UKú40.00 (=US$55.00) if the frame is also required. Shipping is additional.
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This little marble statue stands in a garden in California. The statue was originally shipped from Europe, but I know no more about it than that, other than that although it looks like a girl its official designation is Ganymede, who in Greek mythology was a boy. Zeus was enamoured of his beauty and, turning himself into an eagle, seized Ganymede and took him up to Mount Olympus. Ganymede became cupbearer to the gods.
Click on the framed image to the right to see a larger version of the picture in its frame (44K).
I used a limited palette of raw umber, yellow ochre, light red (red iron oxide), ultramarine blue and titanium white.
This image copyright Martin Dace 2001: you must email me for permission if you wish to publish or reproduce it.