view additional image 1
View in a Room ArtworkView in a Room Background
view additional image 3
view additional image 4
view additional image 5
view additional image 6


Theseus and Ariadne in Naxos Painting

Luis Lopez


Painting, Oil on Canvas

Size: 31.5 W x 39.4 H x 0.8 D in

Ships in a Box


check Shipping included

check 7 day money-back guarantee

Primary imagePrimary imagePrimary imagePrimary imagePrimary image Trustpilot Score

About The Artwork

This piece is entitled Labyrinth # 7 , "Theseus and Ariadne in Naxos", The painting is made with acrylic on a streched canvas. This painting was made in May 27th., 2020. I set out to do one painting per day as part of the "Friends from the Labyrinth" series. This is one of them, it came out in one day. The myth of the Minotaur in the labyrinth is the main axis of this series. As a consequence, each painting in this series is my personal view of the myth intertwined with the current moment of the pandemic. Although, at the end of having made the paintings of this series, I realized that not all of them were totally related directly to the character of the Minotaur but to the metaphor of the labyrinth as such. Inside the labyrinth, there in the dark tunnels, unexpected things appear. Our mind is an infinite maze! According to the myth, after Theseus killed the Minotaur he escaped from Minos with Ariadne, they sailed to the island of Naxos and later he abandoned her while she was sleeping and sailed away. A strong symbolism of how fleeting passions can be.

Details & Dimensions

Painting:Oil on Canvas

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:31.5 W x 39.4 H x 0.8 D in

Shipping & Returns

Delivery Time:Typically 5-7 business days for domestic shipments, 10-14 business days for international shipments.

I was born in Puerto Rico and I currently live in Germany between the cities of Berlin and Hamburg. I studied Art at the University of Puerto Rico and the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain. My work is often intertwined with feelings of ambivalence and metaphorical confrontations. I try to challenge our visual perceptions and our daily routine with a playful irony based on symbols and images, and how other poetic forms of visualization can be reached through them. My pieces are a kind of poetic transducer of modern collective isolation, existential questioning and the displacement of the individual in spaces and situations where uncertainty is an intrinsic part of the work itself. Themes such as the ambiguity of life, poetry, dreams, time, philosophy, literature and man's struggle to survive in his environment are very essential elements of my work. In my case, a painting can take many forms and meanings, while I am in the process of painting, the work slowly metamorphoses and evolves, until it reaches the point of being "finished". In most of my pieces, the result of each work is completely different from what I had in mind at the beginning and that is what I like about painting and drawing, spontaneity, fluidity, not forcing anything but being authentic. In the end, I firmly believe that the work should speak for itself from the moment it leaves the studio. Like a scare in the dark that seizes the viewer and immobilizes him, the work has to create a profound sensation. That is what I try in some way, consciously or unconsciously, to achieve with each of my pieces, to make the viewer think, to put them in a situation of analysis and reaction.

Thousands Of Five-Star Reviews

We deliver world-class customer service to all of our art buyers.


Global Selection

Explore an unparalleled artwork selection by artists from around the world.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

Our 7-day, money-back guarantee allows you to buy with confidence.

Support An Artist With Every Purchase

We pay our artists more on every sale than other galleries.

Need More Help?

Enjoy Complimentary Art Advisory Contact Customer Support