‘Medusa’s Demise’ by Kirsten Schaap
Artist: Kirsten Schaap
Title: ‘Medusa’s Demise’
Medium: Pen (archival pigmented ink) on 300 gsm hot pressed watercolour paper
Dimensions: 11″ x 11″
Year of Creation: 2022
About the Artwork:
Medusa, in Greek mythology, was one of the three monstrous Gorgons.
She had living venomous snakes on her head instead of hair and those who looked into her eyes would turn to stone.
Medusa, daughter of Ancient Sea Gods Phorcys and Ceto, used to be an extremely beautiful maiden, but was transformed into a monster by Goddess Athena after Medusa was raped by God Poseidon in one of Athena’s sacred temples.
Medusa was beheaded by Greek hero Perseus as she was pregnant by Poseidon.
About the Artist:
Kirsten Schaap (@kirsketchbook) is an illustrator living and working in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Her work revolves around introspection, darkness, contrast and raw emotion- fear, loss and decay are recurring themes in her work. She mainly works in black-and-white and her work is drawn by hand using a stippling technique, which enables her to bring depth, texture and layers into her work. She is inspired by nature, mythology and science fiction.
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