Circe Picture

I saw an exhibit last weekend with a bunch of 17th c. dutch engravings and was amused by all of the 'classical' subject matter that was plonked down in contemporary costume. This is my ode to the tradition; Circe (in slightly fantasized 17th c. dutch costume) mixing the potion for Odysseus and his men (you can see their ship in the background - I don't know anything about the history of ships so if it's in any way innacurate *shrug* sorry).

Although she turned Odysseus' men into swine, lions and wolves were described as running around her palace (other enchanted men).

The frame elements are symbolic as well - Circe was the daughter of Helios, a sun god, and Perse, an Oceanid.

2B pencil.
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