Image

Constant Nieuwenhuys-ZT/Daidalos, 1977

Photographer

Tom Haartsen

ZT/Daidalos

1977
Late period
paper
watercolour
Collection unknown

CID

6355

Only available in black and white.

In Greek mythology, Daedalus was a skillful architect, craftsman and artist, and was seen as a symbol of wisdom, knowledge, and power.He is best know as the father of Icarus but also was the uncle of Perdix, and possibly also the father of Iapyx, although this is unclear. He invented and built the Labyrinth for King Minos of Crete, but shortly after finishing it King Minos had
Daedalus imprisoned within the labyrinth. He and his son Icarus devised a plan to escape by using wings made of wax that Daedalus had invented. They escaped, but sadly Icarus did not heed his father's warnings and flew too close to the sun. The wax melted and Icarus fell to his death. This left Daedalus heartbroken, but instead of giving up he flew to the island of Sicily.

    English title

    No Title/Daedalus

    Signed/dated

    Signed and dated, Constant '77, bottom right in pencil

    Provenance

    1977 Constant
    Tags
    Man
    Myth

    Frame dimensions

    No
    Title Year
    Aquarellen en tekeningen 1978

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