Ikar and Daedalus by Pavel Mikhailov

Ikar and Daedalus by Pavel Mikhailov

Heroes of the ancient myth. Daedalus is an Athenian sculptor, revered as the inventor of joinery and carpentry tools and architect. Sharpened by King Minos on the island of Crete in a tower on a rock with his son Icarus, the inventive Daedalus found a way to free himself from captivity.

Having sealed bird feathers with wax, he made wings for himself and his son, and both flew out of prison. Icarus pregebreg warning father and climbed close to the sun. The hot rays melted the wax, the wings broke up and, falling into the sea, the young man died in the waves. The sculptor depicts the moment when Daedalus warns his son about a possible danger. For this group in 1857 Mikhailov received the title of academician. Place in the exposition Upper lobby

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