Echo and NarcissusEcho and Narcissus
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Product description:The tragic mythological story of Echo and Narcissus. In Greek mythology Echo was a wood nymph who loved a youth by the name of Narcissus. He was a beautiful creature loved by many but Narcissus loved no one. The goddess Juno cursed Echo by removing her voice with the exception that she could only speak that which was spoken to her. Echo often waited in the woods to see Narcissus hoping for a chance to be noticed and one day she finally was. Echo was overjoyed that Narcissus had asked her to join him. She longed to tell him who she was and of all the love she had for him in her heart but she could not speak. She ran towards him and threw herself upon him. Narcissus became angry telling her, "I would rather die than you should have me!� and threw Echo to the ground. Echo left the woods a ruin, her heart broken forever. One day Narcissus came upon a pool of water. As he gazed into it he caught a glimpse of what he thought was a beautiful water spirit. He did not recognize his own reflection and was immediately enamored. Narcissus bent down his head to kiss the vision. As he did so the reflection mimicked his actions. Taking this as a sign of reciprocation Narcissus reached into the pool to draw the water spirit to him. The water displaced and the vision was gone. He cried in frustration. As he did so Echo also cried. He did not move, he did not eat or drink, he only suffered, dying in grief. Echo mourned him all the days of her life.
 
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Echo and Narcissus

Paintings by Eric Armusik

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  • Product ID#: 6064
  • Dimensions: 40" width x72" height x2" depth
  • Weight: 25 lbs
  • Materials: Oil, Other Materials
  • Subject: People
  • Style: Realism
  • Colors: Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Orange, Red, White, Yellow

Artwork Description: The tragic mythological story of Echo and Narcissus. In Greek mythology Echo was a wood nymph who loved a youth by the name of Narcissus. He was a beautiful creature loved by many but Narcissus loved no one. The goddess Juno cursed Echo by removing her voice with the exception ...
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Born in 1973, fine artist Eric Armusik grew up in the northeastern coal region of Pennsylvania. Once one of the largest coal mining operations in the county, his hometown was a landscape riddled with the depressions of post-industry. In contrast to the blight was a diverse ethnic community strong in faith. What the community lacked in public art and museums it made up for it with churches on each city block. It was there that Eric had his first experiences with art, staring at the walls and ceilings at church on Sunday....read more