Art Spotlight: ‘The Oresteia’ by Quinn Kelsch

Photo courtesy of Quinn Kelsch

This is a diptych, called ‘The Oresteia’, depicting two related moments from the Agamemnon.

First is the moment when Agamemnon “puts on the yoke of necessity” and decides to sacrifice his daughter; the second is Iphigeneia when she “struck the sacrificers with the eyes’ arrows of pity” and defiantly begs the not to murder her.

I depicted them as Greek statues, although these statues are entirely imaginary and not based on anything in a museum.

Each canvas is 7′ x 4′.


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