97 DonnaFoley

21 Donna Foley Dry point about a swan song, 2020Drypoint on aquatint, 12 x 12cm  Robert Graves (1955) proposed that one of the two main functions of mythology was to justify an existing social system and account for traditional rites and customs.   Relics of Art History provide knowledge of the attitudes of the past, through acceptance and even elevation, for example, persistent themes of violence and power are evident from Antiquity in The Rape of Persephone. Similarly, the Greek myth of Leda and the Swan has been reinterpreted throughout the centuries from 3rd C AD mosaics, to Classical Roman marble sculpture, to Renaissance wood engravings and countless paintings through to the Modern period to the point of creating conventional narratives which continue today in art and film.Current bid as at 3:30pm 13 November 2020: $40