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 pain of Achilles, latex, oil and spray paint on canvas, 18 x 25", 2017
The Iliad's turning point comes at the death of Achilles' companion Patroclus. His pain at the loss of his dear friend is achingly portrayed by Homer. Achilles' subsequent rage changes the course of the drawn out war and leads to Hector's death.