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John Wood, “Narcissus”, Date Unknown, Oil on Canvas
An early version of the “Narcissus” story by Conon, a contemporary of Ovid, tells the tale of Narcissus and Amines . In it, a young man named Aminias fell in love with Narcissus, who had already spurned his male suitors. Narcissus also spurned him and gave him a sword.
Before Aminias committed suicide at Narcissus’s doorstep, he had prayed to the gods to give Narcissus a lesson for all the pain he provoked. Narcissus walked by a pool of water and saw his reflection, became entranced by it, and killed himself because he could not have his object of desire.
This blog is a refugee and a survivor of the Great Tumblr Inquisition of December 17th, 2018. I am gay artist, who received training at the Rhode Island School of Design, and now, a retired high-end fine art framer living in Maryland, USA. My interests and studies in life run a wide gamut from art to history and from the scientific to the esoteric. I have been building this blog of images and texts for the last eight years. My wish is that my posts pique the interest of viewers and encourage them to experience more.
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