Monday, June 25, 2007

Girl and Sea Monster

Steel engraving by Flemeng after the painting by Ingres. Pre1900prints
Andromeda exposed to the sea-monster (1869) Paul Gustave Dore
Andromeda Chained to the Rock by the Nereids (1840) Theodore Chasseriau
Girl in peril! Look at these dramatic and beautiful renditions of Andromeda. "Andromeda was a Greek mythological figure who was chained to a rock to be eaten by a sea monster and was saved by Perseus, whom she later married." Of course, she was naked! Thank God for Perseus!:

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