Hector visits Picture

Oil on canvas

next piece in my concentration for AP art. I don't think Hector's ghost ever really visited his wife and kid, but I'm taking some huge liberties on the plot in order to make the picture say what I want it to. In this pic Hector is already dead, and his body hasn't been buried because Achilles is too busy dragging it around from the back of his chariot. In that time it was believed that unless a body had a proper burial, its spirit was denied access to the Elysian fields, so his family was grieving doubly—not just for his death, but for the fate of his soul. He left behind his wife (later sold into slavery) and son (thrown head first off a tower). Cheery story, eh?

There are a lot of things I'm not happy about with this picture, and a lot I'd like to change, but I just don't have time. Portfolios are due on May 8th, there's one week in between when I'll be gone and won't be able to do any art, and this is only pic # 5 out of 12. So, yeah . . . I think I'll go back to painting now . . .
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