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ONCE UPON A

TIME The story of

Scylla

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Magical World of Myths & Legends Scylla 2016 currently showing in our exhibition

Artist: Oleksii Gnievyshev

ICAS - Vilas Fine Art

Oil on canvas

Size:140 x 100 cm

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The Story of SCYLLA & Glaucus

Scylla was once a beautiful, innocent creature, beloved and favourite of all the water nymphs. She loved to bathe in the pools by the sea side, combing her long hair with the nymphs’ combs and prattling to them about the men whom she had evaded. The nymphs, who had their own fair share of unwanted attention from men, tried to warn Scylla that people could become aggressive when they were in love, but the young maiden remained light-hearted and careless. She sunned herself on the beaches without any clothes & luxuriated in the tide pools. Her life of innocence changed forever capturing the attention of a marine god Glaucus living a life of a fisherman saw Scylla, it was love at first sight to the gain her attention he went to goddess Sorceress Circe daughter of Sol [Helios the Sun] to ask for her help to make a love potion to melt the heart of Scylla, Circe became jealous of his love and instead cursed Scylla water nymph that transforms her into Scylla a ferocious sea monster.

SKYLLA (Scylla) was a sea-monster who haunted the rocks of a narrow strait opposite the whirlpool of Kharybdis (Charybdis). Ships who sailed too close to her rocks would lose six men to her ravenous, darting heads. Homer describes Skylla as a creature with twelve dangling feet, six long necks and grisly heads lined with a triple row of sharp teeth. Her voice was likened to the yelping of dogs. This description of Skylla is probably derived from the imagery of words associated with her name--namely, "hermit-crab" (Greek skyllaros), "dog" and "dog-shark" (skylax), and "to rend" (skyllĂ´). In classical art she was depicted as a fish-tailed seagoddess with a cluster of canine fore-parts surrounding her waist.


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LEGENDS


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OLEKSII GNIEVYSHEV German contemporary figurative painter originally from the heart of Ukraine Kiev, join the list of ICAS gallery artists with his beautiful mesmerising realism story telling paintings of fairy tales, myths & legends that times forgotten.

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"Glaucus et Scylla" de Jacques Dumont dit Le Romain. Huile sur toile vers 1720~1780


Glaucus & Scylla MAIN 1841 Joseph William Turner


John William Waterhouse ECHO AND NARCISSUS 1903


John William Waterhouse HYLAS & THE NYMPHS 1896


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Glaucus et Scylla

AGOSTINO CARRACCI 1597


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PRE- RAPHAELITE Period John William Waterhouse Sketch of circle 1911-1914

Dante Gabriel Rossetti LADY LILITH 1868


John William Waterhouse ORPHEUS 1900


TOBY Boothman Figurative realism

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Andrew Smith Sculptor

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ONCE UPON A TIME - THE STORY OF SCYLLA  

We unlock the stories behind the collection of paintings in our publication - ONCE UPON A TIME Magazine. Discover the World of fairy tales...

ONCE UPON A TIME - THE STORY OF SCYLLA  

We unlock the stories behind the collection of paintings in our publication - ONCE UPON A TIME Magazine. Discover the World of fairy tales...