Medea By Jean-Michel Lengrand

Medea By Jean-Michel Lengrand

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• Artist: Jean-Michel Lengrand
• Title: Medea • Medium: Original Oil on Panel Board
• Dimensions: Approx. 39W x 14H (Inches)
• Notes:  This is an original item (Original Oil On Panel Board) and has been certified authentic. A one of a kind! Custom framing available.

 

Known as one of the great magicians of Greek mythology, Medea was sister of Circe who was in love of Ulysses in The Odysseus.

The saga of Jason and the Argonauts begins when Jason enters the ancient kingdom of Colchide to win the Golden Fleece. At this moment Medea felt love for him and decided to help him to conquer the challenges. The strongest aid, being the dragon that she put asleep with a charm.

This story is full of violence but in the original story, 25 centuries ago, it finished rather well. With Euripides leaving the ancient times Medea is too free to be admitted and from that moment, similar to Circe who changed Ulysses’ sailors in pigs, she made civilized people afraid.

In fact, I think that these personages were created as Gods, so they didn’t need to be civilized. She was the daughter of the Sun.

A long time ago, I saw a painting from Paolo Uccello with a dragon assassinated by a ridiculous Saint Georges dressed for the war. Near the dragon, there was a small princess and the dragon looked to her and cried. The level of sentiment between these two characters is for me extreme.
I have conceived my Medea and the dragon exactly in that sense.