Fall of Icarus Picture

Symbolism and Meaning of Myth:

In Greek Mythology Icarus (ancient Greek:

Ἴκαρος) is the son of the master craftsman Daedalus, known as the creator of the Labyrinth. Icarus and his father attempt to escape from Crete by means of wings that his father constructed from feathers and wax. Before starting Icarus was warned, not to fly too high and too low, otherwise the heat of the sun or the humidity of the sea would cause a crash. At first everything went well, but once Icarus was cocky and rose up so high that the wax of his wings melted, whereupon Icarus fell dawn into the sea.
The Icarus myth is generally interpreted to mean that the crash and death is the punishment for people who are cockily, proud, arrogant ....
The shape of the Icarus is repeatedly become stimulator's and object of artistic, scientific and technical creations in European culture.
My submitted pictures termed "Fall of ICARUS" are abstract metaphors addressing the modern meaning of Icarus myth.


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