Born in chaos. The Birth of Eros (1890) was painted by

Born in chaos. The Birth of Eros (1890) was painted by

5/7/2021, 11:30:35 AM
Born in chaos. The Birth of Eros (1890) was painted by Maximilian Pirner (1853-1924), a Czech painter who specialized in classical mythology. Eros (known as Cupid in Roman) is the Greek god of love and sex. And whereas the most common story about his birth is that he was a child of Aphrodite and Ares, there are a few other classical stories about his birth. In some of those stories, Eros is even born before the creation of the universe. The scene here seems to relate to the story of Aristophanes, written in 400 B.C.: “At the beginning there was only Chaos, Night, dark Erebus, and deep Tartarus. Earth, the air and heaven had no existence. Firstly, blackwinged Night laid a germless egg in the bosom of the infinite deeps of Erebus, and from this, after the revolution of long ages, sprang the graceful Eros with his glittering golden wings, swift as the whirlwinds of the tempest. He mated in deep Tartarus with dark Chaos, winged like himself, and thus hatched forth our race, which was the first to see the light.” #Art #Painting #Artwork #ArtHistory #HistoryofArt #OilPainting #OilonCanvas #CzechArt #CzechArtist #CzechPainter #MythologicalArt #Mythological #Myth th #Cupid #Eros #Birth #Chaos #Dark #Intriguing #Mysterious #GreekMythology

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