, Phaethon's Ride

Phaethon's Ride

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Size: 20 H x 20 W x 0.2 in

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Art Description

Painting: Paint

Size: 20 H x 20 W x 0.2 in

Phaethon stole the horses of the sun from his father, Phoebus. He lost control of them and caused the earth to catch fire before he fell to his death; see Ovid, "Metamorphoses".

Powdered pigments and solvents on aluminium.

Keywords: red, sun, phaethon, tales of Ovid, destruction, fall, myths

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