dIck mARTin Creative Artist
Ceramic Sculpture Greek Mythology
Classical Greek Art, Literature, History, Myths and Legends and the many traditions of Ancient Greece have always fascinated me and have inspired these figurative sculptures. Ancient Greek vases, especially the wonderful collection in the British Museum in London, give great enjoyment and suggest endless opportunities for creativity. They depict fabulous stories of Gods, heroes and many characters and the adventures they undergo exploring universal themes just as relevant today.
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Gaia 1
Ganymede 58cm £285
Homer described Ganymede as the most beautiful of mortals. Zeus, in the form of an eagle, abducted him. He was given immortality and made cup-bearer to the Gods.
Ariadne 2
Iris
Enceladus
Serenity
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Calypso
Priam
Achilles 1
Cassandra 1
Erato 1
Aeschylus
Aphrodite 1
Orpheus 1
Theseus 1
Circe
Persephone 1
Calliope
Minotaur
Odysseus
Selene
Athena
Aphrodite 2
Aphrodite 3
Paris
Achilles 2
Ariadne 3
Ariadne 1
Terspsichore
Euridice
GREEK MYTHOLOGY FIGURES SOLD
Ariadne 4
Cassandra 2
Orpheus 2
Theseus 2
Aphrodite 4
Persephone was abducted by Hades, God of the Underworld, and her mother, Ceres, turned the earth to darkness in her grief. Hades agreed to Persephone returning to earth for six months each year, giving rise to the seasons.
Gaia 2
Erato 2 58cm £285
Zeus and Mnemosyne slept together for nine consecutive nights, creating the nine Muses who embody the Arts and inspire creativity. Erato was the Muse of Love Poetry.
Persephone 56cm £285
Gaia 3 58cm £285
Gaia was the personification of the Earth, the original ancestral mother of all life and mother of many Greek Gods. She is connected to modern environmental concerns and Green Issues.
Semele 56cm £285
Semele was a Theban princess, one of Zeus’s many lovers. Tricked by Hera, she burnt to death after insisting on seeing Zeus in all his glory. She was the only mortal mother of a god, Dionysus.
Achilles was a hero of the Trojan War, the greatest of the Greek warriors, and is the central character of Homer's Iliad.
Achilles 3 55cm £285