Don’t mess with this woman! Medea the Sorceress (1880) was

Don’t mess with this woman! Medea the Sorceress (1880) was

8/28/2021, 8:00:16 PM
Don’t mess with this woman! Medea the Sorceress (1880) was painted by the British, Pre-Raphaelite artist Valentine Cameron Prinsep (1838-1904). It shows a mythological scene from the life of the sinister beauty Medea. She was married to Jason after she had helped him to obtain the Golden Fleece (which was otherwise an impossible task) to access his inheritance. Medea even killed her own brother in the process of helping Jason. However, after 10 years of marriage, Jason has left her for another girl, and it is time for revenge… In this painting, Medea is collecting poisonous fungi in a forest filled with snakes. She will use those to poison the new lover of Jason and her father. And, according to some sources, she used the knife she is carrying her to kill one or more of her children she had with Jason. So, while the beautiful colors in this work may at first suggest a friendlier scene, few mythological characters were more vengeful than Medea. #Art #Painting #Artwork #ArtHistory #HistoryofArt #OilPainting #OilonCanvas #FineArts #ArtoftheDay #Medea #Revenge #Vengeful #Jason #Cheating #Poison #Fungi #Poisoning #Prinsep #PreRaphaelite #BritishArt #BritishArtist #BritishPainter

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