Galatea Painting by Vlad Tasoff

Oil on canvas, 2013 Galatea Painting by Vlad Tasoff now are available for sale.

Size of work:35.4 x 35.4 inches. Price: 1410$.

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The story of Pygmalion and Galatea is quite known and popular till nowadays. Pygmalion, a famous sculptor, falls in love with his own creation and wishes to give this creation life. This simple and imaginary concept is actually the basis from a psychological understanding of male behaviour and wish. This nice myth is considered as the depiction of the masculine need to rule over a certain woman and to inanimate his ideas into a female living creature. The modern concept of Pygmalion is thought as a man who “shapes” an uncultivated woman into an educated creature. Galatea represented in many wall paintings, reliefs, and mosaics of the Roman Empire. In particular, there are numerous representations of Galatea in the murals of Pompeii. In later art, the motif of Galatea ridding the sea alone on dolphin or on chariot drawn by sea creatures is quite popular. In the early 1500s, Raphael decorated a wall of the Villa Farnesina in Rome with a fresco of Galateain the sea. Next to it, a work by Sebasiano del Piombo depicts Polyphemus. Annibale Carracci depicted Polyphemus wooing Galatea (1597-1600) while Nicolas Poussin painted two studies of Galatea and Acis.

She appears in the painting of Gustave Moreau. Artist Jean Léon Gérome created an astounding pair of paintings, both titled Pigmalion and Galatea. Depicting similar sceenes of sculptor and sculpture from two different angles. Images of Pigmalion and his creation have also been captured by modern artists, such as Boris Vallejo. The myth was a subject of two operas in the seventeenth and eighteenth ceturies, as well as humorous play by W.S. Gilbert in 1871 titled Pigmalion and Galatea.