The Lament For Icarus, Herbert James Draper, oil on canvas, 1898



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  1. The realist painting of the late nineteenth century has to be the apotheosis of that style, despite the fact that it is rarely studied in art history overview courses. It’s a shame that it was overshadowed in general consciousness by a slew of Modernist ideas.

  2. christian I initially mistook this for a casual redditor displaying their work and wondered, “What the hell are you doing on here?”

    I’d prefer the wings to be a little more ruined, but this is an incredible beauty.

  3. Death is portrayed as a very evil figure in the painting. However, we will all pass away at some point in the future. For example, I don’t see why I should live another 35 years after I’ve completed my family’s responsibilities.

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