Saturday, 19 May 2012

grandeur and hedonism

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’[1]), 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.'------

[1] ‘The Iliad’ Page 356 Line 13

^ Extract from Eng. Coursework on 'The Iliad' & 'Antony and Cleopatra'


    You should watch this.

  2. That is a beautiful piece of work Hannah, you should be really proud....glad you liked the wear it well !