Greek Mythos Series 3 : The Minotaur

minotaur

In Greek mythology, the Minotaur was a fierce and scary half man, half bull creature that lived in the confines of a man made labyrinth and where he was satisfied with the regular sacrifices of young virgins from a nearby town. Now when I think of this ferocious monster and his bodacious appetite for virgins, I think of how it alludes to Man’s primal carnivorous nature, particularly when it comes to sex. No doubt man and woman were created with the divine purpose of reproducing via sexual intercourse, and that sexual drive in us are innately strong, but there are that disturbing tendencies for one to misuse his god-given power, one such to exert his own self worth as the stronger sex. In more simpler terms, man wants to show himself to be the head honcho through the woman, since she being the weaker sex would be incapable of fighting back as opposed to a more equal competitor in another man. And that is just plain unacceptable. It’s more disturbing the way various cultures actually encourage and accept such heinous acts upon women; they are perceived merely as “pets” or even lower.
I’m sorry, I have to stop here, while I go blow off some steam… ^^;

Published by theartistaslisalee

Lisa Lee is an artist and writer based in Southern California. She was educated at Cal State University Long Beach where she received her BFA in Illustration, and originally focused her career goal in animation and/or comic books. After eight years freelancing on various projects from web graphics to concept art she now devotes full time to painting and drawing as well as writing and producing graphic novels. She combines her past experiences in animation and graphic art with the elements of modern masters such as Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Keith Haring. Much of her style revolves around Expressionism and Pop Art, and she treats each piece independently of one another; in short, she uses different styles and techniques for different subject matters. Her interests spans a wide array, from social and political issues, popular culture, movies, history, mythology, and her own personal experiences. She tends to shift back and forth between the light and the dark side; her work will often reflect her mood. When not associating herself with art Lisa enjoys movies, listening to music, driving around aimlessly, and occasionally dabbles on weird hobbies such as cooking, jewelrymaking, and picking weeds.

3 thoughts on “Greek Mythos Series 3 : The Minotaur

  1. I think I understood what steam you had in mind.. Like your work and ability and I also enjoy to see your comments.. It is expressing your views about life with support of sketching, painting.. Thank you for visiting me and making comments as I very much appreciate it. Have a supper weekend.. and don’t forget to add your daily work.. as that is unforgiving! We are waiting for it.. after all we are still inspired and learning.. 🙂

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