Gift. 2013. Canvas, oil. Diameter 80 cm. Round-Form Canvas. (2013)
Oil painting by Oleg Chernykh


  • Oil painting, Canvas
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  • Size: 31.5 × 31.5 × 0.79 in (unframed) / 31.5 × 31.5 in (actual image size)
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  • Signed on the front

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Oleg Chernykh


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Round-Form Canvas.
Interpretation of classical mythology.
"Timeo Danaos et dona ferente"s is a Latin phrase from Aeneid (II, 49), written by Virgil between 29 and 19 BC. It has been paraphrased in English as the proverb "Beware of Greeks bearing gifts". Its literal meaning is "I fear the Danaans [Greeks], even those bearing gifts" or "even when they bear gifts".

Original Latin text:
"Equo ne credite, Teucri.
Quidquid id est, timeo Danaos et dona ferentes.”

Fragment of this text on my canvas “Gift”:

Navi ne credite, Teucri.
Quidquid id est, timeo Danaos et dona ferentes.

“Trojan Horse” was built of wood of Greek’s warships. It was a fatal gift for the Trojans. So, I replaced the word "horse - Equo" with the word "ship - Navi".

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