ERIKA MERIAUX


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Attis

Oil on linen canvas

24″ x 18″

Signature: front, lower right

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Erika Meriaux’s work interprets and illustrates classic myths. In this piece, Erika interprets the Attis sto. Attis was a Phrygian vegetation god, the consort of the great Mother Cybele. He was forced by the goddess to castrate himself as punishment for infidelity. His self-mutilation, death, and resurrection represent the fruits of the earth, which die in winter only to rise again in the spring.

 

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