The metamorphosis of beauty

Tears of Narcissus
acrylic on canvas, ∅ 120 cm 

“He didn’t realize his reflection was only an image and fell in love with it.”                                       Ovid – The Metamorphoses: Book 3

acrylic on canvas, 80 x 60 cm

“Also deadly Nyx bore Nemesis an affliction to mortals subject to death.”           

Hesiod, Theogony, 223

Silence of Siren
acrylic on canvas, 130 x 150 cm 

“Now the Sirens have a still more fatal weapon than their song, namely their silence. And though admittedly such a thing never happened, it is still conceivable that someone might possibly have escaped from their singing; but from their silence certainly never.”

Franz Kafka 

Birth of Apollo
acrylic on canvas, 100 x 135 cm

“…the eyes observe with silent, eternal light.”

Friedrich Hölderlin

Hermaphroditus – acrylic on canvas, ∅ 120 cm 

“While he struggled, she called out to the gods that they should never part. Her wish was granted, and their bodies blended into one form, a creature of both sexes.“

Ovid – The Metamorphoses: Book 4

Mixer Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey