Icarus and Daedalus (1869) by Frederic Leighton shows how

Icarus and Daedalus (1869) by Frederic Leighton shows how

11/30/2021, 10:44:17 PM
Icarus and Daedalus (1869) by Frederic Leighton shows how Daedalus warns his son about the dangers they face when escaping Crete. Icarus had to fly high enough to avoid the water from the sea, and low enough to prevent the wax on his wings from melting. Daedalus was a famous inventor in Greek mythology. He had built the labyrinth for King Minos to lock up the Minotaur. But after finishing the labyrinth, Minos locked Daedalus and his son Icarus up in the labyrinth. But Daedalus was too smart, and he invented these large wings to escape. Despite the fatherly advice, Icarus would not listen and would fly to high such that the wax on his wings would melt and he would fall into the water and drown. #Art #Painting #Artwork #ArtHistory #HistoryofArt #OilPainting #OilonCanvas #Leighton #FredericLeighton #Mythology #Myth #GreekMythology #Flying #Wings #Icarus #Daedalus #Escape

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