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Odysseus and Scylla

"Odysseus and Scylla"
oils on wood
August 2012

A commissioned piece for my "Women in Mythology" series. It is the scene from the Odyssey where Odysseus has to make the difficult journey through a narrow passage on his way home, and sail between two monsters. The once beautiful sea nymph turned monster, Scylla on one side. And the daughter of Poseidon and Gaia, a naid turned whirlpool, Charybdis, on the other. Athena is represented as an owl, guiding Odysseus on his journey seen flying in the front of the ship.
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SasquaDash's avatar

Beautiful painting!

CaterBug's avatar
Wow! This is amazing. Looking at this take my mind back to reading the epic. I can never forget the details as I read the poem aloud.
MonsterInABoxINC's avatar
holy moly what a picture
MDV1's avatar
Phenomenal. What I really like is that it looks like you purposely made very brown water and clouds to give the scene a Renaissance oil feeling.
babychilliam's avatar
Ugh, I hate it when you're minding your own problems and a 6 headed hydra woman comes in and eats 6 of your friends, can't stand it
Dammeus's avatar
This i why you don't piss of poseidon.
Wonderful work!!!
"Torn between Scylla and Charybdis
Feel the fear ripening, go taste it
Torn between Scylla and Charybdis
Feast fruits of valor, if you face it

Walls of carnage surround your weakness
Crash down like oceans, wait for the light
In total darkness, drowning in bleakness
Awaiting death's grip, cry out for life

Divided by destiny
Torn between death and doom
Destruction by decision
Fate shows me my open tomb"

-Lyrics from "Torn Between Scylla and Charybdis" by Trivium
CiLiNDr0's avatar
Wow! Amazing work! Love it!

I was wandering if you could let me us this image for an Android game called "Kingdoms of Myth", it's turn based strategy game based on a fantasy World. You can find a little bit more info in this rough website made by my colleges… (Sorry for the bad English). Of course you will have full credits of your work and link to your webpage if you want :)

Lot of thanks for your time ;)
GuesssWho9's avatar
Poor Scylla. It wasn't her fault . . .
Khialat's avatar
I know!!! She was a victim of Circe's jealousy!!!
TheStrategos's avatar
Wowowowow, this is awesome!!!
apophis150's avatar
I love this art! Could I commission you to do Talos, the bronze giant forged by Hephaestus?
PirraAiren's avatar
<font><font class="">Замечательная работа!!</font></font>:D (Big Grin) 
JulyBabe196's avatar
Great work! It looks as if the ship and it's crew are doomed.
ironsides11's avatar
I've always loved the Odyssey, thank you for bringing it to life so beautifully! :D
angelichope's avatar
OMG, I like the water and the sky; they are so beautiful and done so lovely, but everything in this picture is, to be fair!!!!:icongrin--plz:
Quite subtle, but I like the fold of water where Charybdis is. Doesn't look big enough to sink a greek ship, but that's the thing with water hazards. And greek monsters.
Peridot29's avatar
Talk about bad days. . .
Foxy-Lady-Jacqueline's avatar
This is astounding. Everything about this painting is completely remarkable, from the all the intricate details, the lighitng, and the use (and blending) of colours. Water seems like it is probably one of the hardest things to create in artwork. You painted it beautifully. The fact that this is traditionarl art makes this piece a 1000x more wonderful.
MarkShifrin's avatar
I really hate it when it happens.
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