Tantalus Picture

2nd one of the mythological tortures I'm working on. Tantalus, for one, deserved his punishment - he chopped up his own son and fed him to the gods. As punishment, he's doomed forever to stand in a pool of water up to his chin with a fruit tree overhead, and can neither eat nor drink. Time for your daily vocabulary lesson: Tantalus is the origin of the word 'tantalize', teasing someone with something they want very much.

I am quite happy with how this turned out :3

Graphite and Acrylic
©Angela Witte 2012
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