This painting is part of my VISAGES collection - portraits of the emotions, motivations, or states portrayed in Homer's The Iliad. The honor, pain and fury of these 3,000 year old characters are sought out and exposed through the modern mediums of oil, latex and spray paint.
The grief of Priam, latex and spray paint on canvas, 18 x 25", 2017
The king of Troy's grief for his son Hector is so great that he enters the Greek encampment alone in the dead of night. There he begs Achilles to return Hector's body so that the proper funeral rites can be administered. The long suffering king is ultimately grieving more than just his oldest son, but the downfall of his great kingdom too.