'Mermaid' by Lela Stroutsi

Regular price $150.00 AUD
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Painted for the needs of the promotion of the famous Greek Ouzo of Plomari Isidoros Arvanitis.

The themes describe elements of Greek tradition. Mermaids, or folkloric creatures with the head and upper body of a woman and lower body of a fish, appear in many cultures across the world. Many have traced the contemporary conception of a mermaid to the ancient Greek figure of the Siren despite the fact that similar creatures can be found across the world.

Sirens were dangerous creatures in the Greek mythology. The fearsome figures, which were described and depicted as half-woman and half-bird sat perched on rocky crags along the sea, singing beautiful, seductive songs. The most famous mention of a Siren in ancient Greek literature is the scene from Homer's epic poem The Odyssey in which Odysseus is warned by the sorceress Circe of the irresistible song of the Sirens. They hoped to ensnare nearby sailors, luring them onto the dangerous rocks with their songs, causing shipwrecks.

The artwork is printed using the Canson Infinity Edition Etching Rag 310gsm quality.

This is a smooth texture museum grade 100% cotton Fine Art paper, reminiscent of the original etching and printmaking papers. It has the purest white tone available on the market, without any Optical Brightening Agents (OBAs). Canson Infinity Edition Etching Rag has superb image sharpness, adding a sense of depth and richness.

Available in 4 dimensions.

Extra Info:

– Printed in Melbourne.
– Frame is not included.