Thursday, May 6, 2010

Myths and Legends: Venus, Pygmalion, and the Statue

Venus, Pygmalion and the Statue. To find out more about Pygmalion and his statue, see this Wikipedia article: link; for information about the image: image source.

The image shows the dramatic moment at which Venus brings the statue to life, while Pygmalion gratefully waits to embrace his beloved at the foot of the statue. Here is another painting on the same subject - but without the goddess Venus being visibly present.

You can also find more myths and legends for the week of May 6-12 here. For more information and links to the actual javascript code, see the Myths & Legends Widget Reference Page.