Acrylic on (1.5" thick) canvas 50" x 40". This painting is wired on the back and ready to hang, and does not need to be framed.
Icarus and his father, Daedalus were imprisoned on an island in the famous Greek myth. Daedalus, an inventor, created wings for them from feathers and beeswax. He warned his son not to fly too close to the sun. But when they leapt from the cliff, the boy was so excited he forgot the warning. The wax melted and the feathers began to fall away from the wings. Icarus's father could only watch as his son plunged into the blue sea.
He's often used as an example not to be too ambitious... but if he hadn't tried to fly so high, we'd never have heard of him. His wild flight has made him famous, more than a thousand years on.
Acrylic on canvas 50" x 40" x 1.5"
Museum wrap canvas, no need to frame. The painting continues around the sides, but it can be framed if preferred.
Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.