Icarus Still Life by Khaled Matar

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Khaled Matar

Aged 20

Icarus Still Life

Oil paint on canvas
15 1/2 x 19 1/2 ins (40 x 50 cms)

In this still life study I chose to paint 3 objects that reminded me of the myth of Icarus, which is one of my favorite characters from the greek mythology.The light represents the sun, the candle is the wax he and his father used to make the wings.What you can see in the right part of the painting is a wing and in the left is a sea shell representing the sea that swallowed him.