a level final art piece. this piece is intended to conclude a project on art and the body, along with my interest in 21st century culture and ancient greece.
------'The Homeric hero evokes awe through
bravery, wondrous, if often cruel deeds, military prowess, but perhaps most
significantly, the heroes of ‘The
Iliad’ are ultimately mortal. They may be the descendants of Gods
(Achilles mother is the Goddess Thetis), the Gods may ponder over conserving
the lives of their favourite Heroes (Zeus considers intervening and disrupting
fate in order to save Hektor from his inevitable death by the hands of Achilles
‘And how could Hektor keep clear of fates death’),
yet our heroes are never exempt from death.
It is the mortal nature of these characters that affords the reader poignancy
towards our heroes, adding a tragical element.'------