Pygmalion (2013)
Acrylic painting by Patrick Nikowitz


  • Acrylic painting, Canvas
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  • Size: 19.69 × 27.56 × 0.79 in (unframed) / 19.69 × 27.56 in (actual image size)
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"Pygmalion" (2013)

This painting is about the greek mythological character, Pygmalion.
In Ovid's narrative, Pygmalion was a Cypriot sculptor who carved a woman out of ivory.
He was "not interested in women", but his statue was so fair and realistic that he fell in love with it.

Aphrodite's festival day came and Pygmalion made offerings at the altar of Aphrodite. There, too scared to admit his desire, he quietly wished for a bride who would be "the living likeness of my ivory girl".

When he returned home, he kissed his ivory statue, and found that its lips felt warm. The ivory had lost its hardness and came to life.
Pygmalion married the ivory sculpture changed to a woman under Aphrodite's blessing.
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NOTE: The images in context are not to scale and are for display purposes only.

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