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    OIL PAINTING REPRODUCTION Waterhouse, John William

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    Waterhouse, John William 1849 - 1917
    Ariadne, 1898
    Oil on canvas, 35 3/4 x 59 3/8 inches (91 x 151 cm)
    Private collection
    Mythological Paintings
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    painting: WWW010
    size: 32x20 inches
    price: 395 USD
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    painting: WWW010B
    size: 46x29 inches
    price: 700 USD

    OIL PAINTING : Ariadne, 1898

         Here is the story behind "Ariadne" of Waterhouse. Each year, as payment for the slaughter of Minos' son, the Athenians offered a tribute of youths and maidens to the monstrous Minotaur that dwelt in the Cretan labyrinth. Designed by Dedalus, the labyrinth was built of such complexity that nobody had ever escaped from its confines. Ariadne's father, Minos, the King of Crete, selected Theseus as part of the offering, but on his arrival at the island Ariadne fell in love with him and, loath to see him die, secretly gave him a spool of thread by which he could trace his way from the maze. Theseus slew the Minotaur and fled from Crete, carrying Ariadne away as his wife, but when they arrived at the island of Naxos the Olympic gods shrouded his mind with forgetfulness and he deserted her while she lay asleep.

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