Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Antinous

2.5 x 3.5 inches, watercolor and gouache, 2009.

In mythology, Antinous is one of the suitors of Penelope, the wife of Odysseus, while he is away fighting in the Trojan war. He returns disguised as a beggar to find Penelope has been faithful and kills Antinous. In David Gemmell's novel based on the Troy legend he has made Antinous a pirate captain who has invaded Ithaka and taken Penelope captive to avenge his father's death at Odysseus' hands. Odysseus arrives in disguise to rescue her and kill Antinous.

1 comment:

Lee said...

What expression! That glare is marvelous, Mark.