Light overcoming darkness - Eos and Hypnos (2015)
Acrylic painting by Phyllis Mahon


  • Acrylic painting, Canvas
  • One of a kind artwork
  • Size: 31.5 × 23.62 × 0.79 in / 31.5 × 23.62 in (actual image size)
  • Signed on the front

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Phyllis Mahon

United Kingdom

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Zooming in from the left, drawing the pink and white and yellow of the morning behind her, Eos the goddess of Dawn, meets Hypnos the God of Sleep centre-stage in an 'almost kiss'... their direct gaze, even from his sightless eyes, illustrates the passion between them and that most exciting attraction of opposites. Even though he is cold and 'Of the night' his chest hair holds the smallest of hints of warmth and a heart!

Inspired by my interest in mythology coupled with the love of the quiet landscape in which I live and my interest in love and romanticism.

Things that were also springing to mind as I worked:
Earth meeting sky...(she is rising up from the land, from those little structured bushes, to meet him in the dark clouds)
The lyrics from the Sting song 'Fields of gold' - "...feel her body rise as you kiss her lips..."

Painted on canvas in layers of acrylic, the image is strongly divided into two - pinks, yellow, white on the left and dark blue, black on the right.

Image is painted around the edge of the canvas.
Ready to hang so no need for a frame.

Sent by Tracked delivery with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Materials used:

linen canvas, acrylic

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