Symbol of the folly of egotism with its tale of an ordinary person daring to approach the sun. The Greek myth tells of the master builder Daedalus who, together with his son Icarus, sought to escape King Minos, with whom he had fallen from favour. They flew above the Aegean Sea. Icarus grew intoxicated with flight, and despite entreaties from his father, approached the sun too closely. Heat from the sun melted his wax wings, and Icarus fell to the sea. The butterfly in the painting is the soul of Icarus.
30" x 20"