Medusa” Anthony Frederick Sandys (1829-1904) In Greek Mythology Medusa (Greek: Μέδουσα (Médousa), “guardian, protectress”) was a Gorgon, a cothonic female monster, and a daughter of Phorcys and Ceto; Only Hyginus, (Fabulae, 151) interposes a generation and gives another cohthonic pair as parents of Medusa; gazing directly upon her eyes would turn onlookers to stone. She was beheaded by the hero Perseus, who thereafter used her head as a weapon until he gave it to the goddess Athena to place on her shield. In classical antiquity the image of the...
“Apollo and the Muses” “Artists are visited by the Muses, or tormented by their own passions and demons.” Wes Nisker
Leda Gustave Moreau (1826-1898) Watercolour with gouache c1875-c1880 21 x 34 cm (8.27″ x 13.39″) Gustave Moreau Museum (Paris, France) LEDA Come not with kisses not with caresses of hands and lips and murmurings; come with a hiss of wings and sea-touch tip of a beak antr treading of wet, webbed, wave-working feet into the marsh-soft belly. DH. LAWRENCE (1885-1930) Leda, 1865-1875 Gustave Moreau