"The Best thing for mankind is not to be born; however, the next best thing, after being born, to die as quickly as possible." - (Aristotle) Read the words of Silenus. The satyr type deity of Greek antiquity, in two stories found in a woods by the renowned fool king Midas. In both stories the king… Continue reading Lord, what fools these mortals be!
“I fear that we are such gods or demigods only as fauns and satyrs, the divine allied to beasts, the creatures of appetite...” (Henry David Thoreau) The classical mythological tropes are symbols that in the past few thousand years have been utilised to obscurity. The renaissance and later Neo-Classical movement in art, particularly sculpture, saw… Continue reading On Satyrs and Fauns