ERIKA MERIAUX


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Aphrodite and Eros

Oil on linen canvas

24” x 30”

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I have been working on a series illustrating and interpreting Greek myths. The painting I am donating is the portrait of Aphrodite and her baby son Eros. My interest was aroused by visiting museums in France where interpretations of classic myths appear throughout the artwork of many old masters. Another obvious reason is that mythology encompasses so many subjects that it gratifies my curiosity and eclecticism. It’s a medium that evokes a panoply of topics, including love, sex, violence, greed, jealousy, beauty, ugliness, nature – in other words, everything! All the details of human nature and the human condition are enclosed in its stories, it gives artists the opportunity to explore a large field of subjects while at the same time enabling them to keep their focus on a unique body of work. This inspiration led me to read extensively about Greek mythology and antiquity, and I have the wonderful feeling that I will continue learning about it for a very long time.

 

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