John Slavin

Portfolio: 2. Portraits from Greek mythology

Contemporary Storytelling

Achilles, Patroclus, Krishna

Three charioteers from two different mythologies juxtaposed. The Iliad meets the Bhagavad Gita.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
55cm x 46cm

£300.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside

Diana and the Dogs

The virgin huntress unleashes an arrow much to the delight of two of her hunting hounds. Diana is Artemis.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
61cm x 50cm

£350.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside

Leda

Ravished by Zeus in the form of a swan seen here with her two sets of twins Castor-Clytemnestra and Pollux-Helen.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
61cm x 50cm

£450.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside

The Wild god, the Mad god and the god of Wine

Pan, Dionysus and Bacchus in a triple portrait of revelry raise their voices at the end of a moonlit spree.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
50cm x 61cm

£350.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside

Mars and Venus

The Roman god of war and the goddess of love.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
50cm x 61cm

£350.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside

Orpheus and the Maenads

Orpheus is about to be dismembered by those who follow Dionysus. His instrument is held aloft.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
61cm x 50cm

£450.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside

Callisto

The virgin nymph devoted to Artemis before she was raped by Zeus and turned into a bear by Hera, then transformed into the constellation Ursa Major.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
30cm x 30cm

£200.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside

Odysseus and Circe

The heroic voyager Odysseus with one of his sailors, who has been transformed by the witch Circe into a pig upon her island.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
61cm x 50cm

£500.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside

Saturn - Father Time

From Roman mythology, the bringer of old age who wanders the world as Old Father Time.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
30cm x 30cm

£275.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside

Zeus at Fountainbridge

Father of the Gods portrayed in an Edinburgh tenement flat with the Fountainbridge Brewery behind him. Down to his last thunderbolt shedding tears for himself, never another.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
61cm x 50cm

£350.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside

Prometheus Starry Night

Titan who loved mankind seen here having descended Olympus with the fire he had stolen for us.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
61cm x 50cm

£350.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside

Hector and the Baby Jesus

Juxtaposition of the Iliad and the New Testament. Hector in a high-rise awaits the knock on the door from Achillies while cradling infant Divinity.

Original
Acrylic on canvas
61cm x 50cm

£450.00
Can be seen at John Slavin Morningside