Unbetitelt

Art Historian, Illustrator, Human Being from Berlin.
If you are interested in my art, please contact me at: lisette.draws (at) gmail.com
Jean-Léon Gérôme, The Christian Martyrs’ Last Prayer, 1883.

Jean-Léon Gérôme, The Christian Martyrs’ Last Prayer, 1883.

Gabriel Ferrier, Moonlit Dreams, around 1900.

Gabriel Ferrier, Moonlit Dreams, around 1900.

Long time no lady! Finally left my comfort zone.. 

Long time no lady! Finally left my comfort zone.. 

Vasily Dmitrievich Polenov, Caesarian Fun, 1879.

Vasily Dmitrievich Polenov, Caesarian Fun, 1879.

William Holbrook Beard, His Majesty Receives, 1885.

William Holbrook Beard, His Majesty Receives, 1885.

Wiktor Michailowitsch Wasnezow, A Knight at the Crossroads, 1878.

Wiktor Michailowitsch Wasnezow, A Knight at the Crossroads, 1878.

Cat Pebble 

Cat Pebble 

Stormy fall weather calls for kitty paintings! 

Stormy fall weather calls for kitty paintings! 

John William Waterhouse, The Danaides, 1903.

In Greek mythology, the Danaids, Danaides or Danaïdes, were the fifty daughters of Danaus. They were to marry the fifty sons of Danaus’s twin brother Aegyptus, a mythical king of Egypt. In the most common version of the myth, all but one of them killed their husbands on their wedding night, and are condemned to spend eternity carrying water in a sieve or perforated device. In the classical tradition, they come to represent the futility of a repetitive task that can never be completed.
Danaus did not want his daughters to go ahead with the marriages and he fled with them in the first boat to Argos, which is located in Greece near the ancient city of Mycenae.
Danaus agreed to the marriage of his daughters only after Aegyptus came to Argos with his fifty sons in order to protect the local population, the Argives, from any battles. The daughters were ordered by their father to kill their husbands on the first night of their weddings and this they all did with the exception of one, Hypermnestra, who spared her husband Lynceus because he respected her desire to remain a virgin. Danaus was angered that his daughter refused to do as he ordered and took her to the Argives courts. Lynceus killed Danaus as revenge for the death of his brothers and he and Hypermnestra started the Danaid Dynasty of rulers in Argos.
The other forty-nine daughters remarried by choosing their mates in footraces. Some accounts tell that their punishment was in Tartarus being forced to carry a jug to fill a bathtub without a bottom (or with a leak) to wash their sins off. Because the water was always leaking they would forever try to fill the tub. Probably this myth is connected with a ceremony having to do with the worship of waters, and the Danaides were water-nymphs. 

John William Waterhouse, The Danaides, 1903.

In Greek mythology, the Danaids, Danaides or Danaïdes, were the fifty daughters of Danaus. They were to marry the fifty sons of Danaus’s twin brother Aegyptus, a mythical king of Egypt. In the most common version of the myth, all but one of them killed their husbands on their wedding night, and are condemned to spend eternity carrying water in a sieve or perforated device. In the classical tradition, they come to represent the futility of a repetitive task that can never be completed.

Danaus did not want his daughters to go ahead with the marriages and he fled with them in the first boat to Argos, which is located in Greece near the ancient city of Mycenae.

Danaus agreed to the marriage of his daughters only after Aegyptus came to Argos with his fifty sons in order to protect the local population, the Argives, from any battles. The daughters were ordered by their father to kill their husbands on the first night of their weddings and this they all did with the exception of one, Hypermnestra, who spared her husband Lynceus because he respected her desire to remain a virgin. Danaus was angered that his daughter refused to do as he ordered and took her to the Argives courts. Lynceus killed Danaus as revenge for the death of his brothers and he and Hypermnestra started the Danaid Dynasty of rulers in Argos.

The other forty-nine daughters remarried by choosing their mates in footraces. Some accounts tell that their punishment was in Tartarus being forced to carry a jug to fill a bathtub without a bottom (or with a leak) to wash their sins off. Because the water was always leaking they would forever try to fill the tub. Probably this myth is connected with a ceremony having to do with the worship of waters, and the Danaides were water-nymphs. 

Tonight I had the worst migraine attack in a long time. The left side of my body felt paralysed from the waist up and I couldn’t see from my left eye. I had a terrible headache and I still feel kinda shaky.. I must have painted this sometime last night, but I can’t remember when.. 

Tonight I had the worst migraine attack in a long time. The left side of my body felt paralysed from the waist up and I couldn’t see from my left eye. I had a terrible headache and I still feel kinda shaky.. I must have painted this sometime last night, but I can’t remember when..