Bas-relief. Oedipus and Sphinx. 56x56x3cm


Bas-relief. Oedipus and Sphinx. 56x56x3cm

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Decorative polychrome relief realized in reconstituted marble (marble dust and cronolite) with patina of aging, inspired in the universal art.

Relief mounted on a wood frame.

The measures includes the frame.

The ancient Greece, pottery, was introduced in probably from Asia at the end of the third millennium b.c. various forms have followed its evolution up to the style of Red-figure, which can be seen in this interpretation in relief of the 5th century BC attic Kylix. According to Greek mythology, the Sphinx had the function of monitoring the sanctuary of Apollo, and visitors proposing a riddle: "what is the living creature that walks on all fours at dawn, with two at midday and three in the evening?" This image reflects a famous allegory of mythological origin that synthesizes the struggle between the desire to know of the man and the unknown.

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