The Fall of Icarus

 

 

Limited Edition Bronze Resin 50      Wing of wire and thread

Size: 68cm x 25cm x 7cm                          Price: £595

(Also available in Bronze.  Price:  £1,950)

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W.H.AUDEN:

About suffering they were never wrong,
The Old Masters: how well they understood
Its human position; how it takes place
While someone else is eating or opening a window or just walking dully along;
How, when the aged are reverently, passionately waiting
For the miraculous birth there always must be
Children who did not specially want it to happen, skating
On a pond at the edge of the wood:
They never forgot
That even the dreadful martyrdom must run its course
Anyhow in a corner, some untidy spot
Where the dogs go on with the doggy life and torturer's horse
Scratches its innocent behind on a tree.

In Breughel's ICARUS, for instance, how everything turns away
Quite leisurely from the disaster; the ploughman may
Have heard the splash; the forsaken cry,
But for him it was not an important failure; the sun shone
As it had to on the white legs disappearing into the green
Water; and the expensive delicate ship that must have seen
Something amazing, a boy falling out of the sky,
Had somewhere to get to and sailed calmly on.

(MUSEE DES BEAUX ARTS - W.H.AUDEN)