In Greek mythology, the Minotaur was a creature with the head of a bull on the body of a man or, as described by Ovid, "part man and part bull." It dwelt at the center of the Cretan Labyrinth, which was an elaborate maze-like construction built for King Minos of Crete and designed by the architect Daedalus and his son Icarus who were ordered to build it to hold the Minotaur. The historical site of Knossos, with over 1300 maze like compartments is identified as the site of the labyrinth. The Minotaur was eventually killed by Theseus, the son of Aegeas. -wikipedia!!
believe it or not I actually started this a week before the history channel started doing clash of the gods. I wanted to put together an illustration portfolio of ancient mythology and gods and whatnot. Kind of a cliche concept, but still fun
Actually it reminds me of a vignette by Zbigniew Herbert "The Story of Minotaur", where the Minotaur was a disabled child locked up in the maze that was meant to "teach him" something, it's really bittersweet and I love it. Your piece is stunning, his eyes are so sad...
I absolutely love this picture, the emotion layout and colors. I just wanted to say thanks because this picture inspired my term essay for my Child Development class on an analogy between Minotaur's story and the plight of children abandoned because of dissibilites.