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Phaedra Four

By  Susan Banks 2024
“Phaedra Four” The bronze central motif has been revised through the series, here in metallic acrylic. It refers to the age when the Phaedra myth is set [Minoan Crete]. The rest of the painting is worked with repetitive marks using a wet-in-wet oil painting technique that develops shape and rhythm. Thoughts about Phaedra. She was as treacherous as her sister Ariadne, this shows agency. She was the secondary victim of Athena’s malice. She is a symbol of frustrated, unacceptable passion. She is the subject of vase decoration, theatre and film. Oil and acrylic paint on deep canvas

Susan Banks

Susan Banks

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