The Fall of Icarus

Media: Charcoal and Chalk on Kraft Paper
Detail shots below artwork

The Fall of Icarus by Tom Mallon - Charcoal and Chalk on Kraft Paper
 
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  • The Fall of Icarus by Tom Mallon - Zeus' Eagle Aetos Dios
    Aetos Dios receives one of Icarus' scattered feathers from the hand of the goddess Athena
  • The Fall of Icarus by Tom Mallon - Zeus' Eagle Aetos Dios (detail)
    Close-up of Aetos Dios reaching for the feather
  • The Fall of Icarus by Tom Mallon - Zeus' Eagle Aetos Dios (detail 2)
    Detail of the handoff from Athena to Aetos Dios
  • The Fall of Icarus by Tom Mallon - Daedalus Reaches in Vain
    Daedalus reaches in vain to grasp his fallen son Icarus
  • The Fall of Icarus by Tom Mallon - Athena's Revenge
    Daedalus murdered his nephew Talos out of jealousy for having invented the saw. As punishment, the unseen goddess Athena begins to dismantle the already melting wings of his sone, Icarus, as he flies to close to the sun god Apollo. She then hands one feather as a trophy to Zeus's jealous eagle, Aetos Dios.
  • The Fall of Icarus by Tom Mallon - Athena's Revenge (detail)
    The unseen goddess Athena as she glides between Icarus and his father Daedalus
  • The Fall of Icarus by Tom Mallon - The Face of Athena
    Close-up of the face of the goddess Athena
  • The Fall of Icarus by Tom Mallon - Leg of a Fury
    Detail of the torso of the goddess Athena and the leg of a vengeful fury which separates Icarus from his father Daedalus
  • The Fall of Icarus by Tom Mallon - Leg of a Fury (detail)
    Close-up of the foot of a fury as it touches the detached wing of Icarus
  • The Fall of Icarus by Tom Mallon - Leg of a Fury (detail 2)
    Detail of the leg of the fury, its shadow across the torso of Athena and the hair of another fury
  • The Fall of Icarus by Tom Mallon - The Legs of Icarus
    Detail of the legs if Icarus, a fallen detached wing and the gull which had tempted Icarus to fly closer to the sun, on the command of Athena
  • The Fall of Icarus by Tom Mallon - The Tempting Gull
    Close-up of the sea gull which had tempted Icarus to fly higher and closer to the sun
  • The Fall of Icarus by Tom Mallon - Knee and Foot
    The knee, foot and random feather of the fallen Icarus
  • The Fall of Icarus by Tom Mallon - Eagle and Foot
    The right foot of Icarus as it bends towards Zeus' Eagle Aetos Dios
  • The Fall of Icarus by Tom Mallon - Icarus' Foot
    Close-up of Icarus' right foot
  • The Fall of Icarus by Tom Mallon - The Disheveled Wing
    Detail of one of the two detached wings of Icarus with feathers missing
  • The Fall of Icarus by Tom Mallon - The Disheveled Wing (detail)
    Detail of the wing tips of the detached wing now in front of Icarus
  • The Fall of Icarus by Tom Mallon - The Disheveled Wing (detail 2)
    Close-up of a portion of the detached wing with missing feathers
  • The Fall of Icarus by Tom Mallon - Icarus
    Detail of the torso and head of Iraqis as he falls, surrounded by the melted wings
  • The Fall of Icarus by Tom Mallon - Icarus (detail)
    A close-up of Icarus' face, now unconscious or resigned to his fate as he falls to the sea below
 
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