MYTHOLOGY

ANDRÉ DURAND Twenty-First Century Paintings

PASIPHAE AT BOSHAM  by André Durand (2002) (Greek mythology, Poseidon, Pasiphae, Bosham, Sussex)

PASIPHAE AT BOSHAM

2002

Dimensions: 90 x 61

Oil on linen

mythology

In Greek mythology Pasiphae was given in marriage to King Minos and became the mother of “starlike” Asterion , called by the Greeks the Minotaur, after a curse from Poseidon caused her to experience lust for and mate with a white bull sent by Poseidon.

In other aspects, Pasiphae, like her niece Medea, was a mistress of magical herbal arts in the Greek imagination.


Pasiphae and the Minotaur
Attic red-figure kylix
450 BC