Aphroditus (2013)
Charcoal drawing by Adam Grose

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  • Charcoal drawing, Paper
  • One of a kind artwork
  • Size: 15.35 × 21.06 in (unframed) / 15.35 × 21.06 in (actual image size)
  • This artwork is sold unframed
  • Signed on the back

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Adam Grose

United Kingdom

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This drawing explores the mythology of Aphroditus and the fading memory of the mythology born in Cyprus. Through research Adam did in Cyprus he came across Aphroditus and the joining of Hermes 'and Aphrodite's Son and a Naiad (Water Nymph). The Naiad was so overcome by lust for the beautiful Son, when he came to bathe in her pool, she hid, ready to pounce on him and become one with him, birthing a new God/ Goddess.

On Cyprus, many years ago, statues were given to newly weds, celebrating the joining of the Male and Female and once a year a festival would happen in honour of the God/ Goddess where Men and Women swapped clothes, gaining insights in each others way of being.

Adam created a series of these images, applying erosion through the technique of drawing with charcoal and using turpentine & olive oil, erasing and rubbing back each layer built upon one another.

Materials used:

Charcoal, Turpentine, Olive Oil on Paper