ANDRÉ DURAND Twenty-First Century Paintings
PASIPHAE AT BOSHAM
Dimensions: 90 x 61
Oil on linen
In Greek mythology Pasiphae was given in marriage to King Minos and became the mother of “starlike” Asterion , called by the Greeks the Minotaur, after a curse from Poseidon caused her to experience lust for and mate with a white bull sent by Poseidon.
In other aspects, Pasiphae, like her niece Medea, was a mistress of magical herbal arts in the Greek imagination.
Pasiphae and the Minotaur
Attic red-figure kylix