Sunday, January 16, 2011

The Sun or the Fall of Icarus, 1819
by Merry-Joseph Blondel

Blondel received commissions for many ceilings in the Louvre.
The main story told about Icarus is his attempt to escape from Crete by means of wings that his father constructed from feathers and wax. He ignored instructions not to fly too close to the sun, and the melting wax caused him to fall to his death.
So he is not an angel, but this beautiful, in my opinion, work is worth including among the wings.

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