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Midas Print

Daria Bagrintseva

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Painting from 'Nude & Erotic' set by Daria Bagrintseva. This painting was exhibited at the X Florence Biennale 'Arte Conemporanea' in Florence, Italy. Emancipation of the bodily principle through the comprehension of deep personal experience. ----------- Midas is the name of at least three members of the royal house of Phrygia. The most famous King Midas is popularly remembered in Greek mythology for his ability to turn everything he touched into gold. This came to be called the golden touch, or the Midas touch. According to Aristotle, legend held that Midas died of starvation as a result of his "vain prayer" for the gold touch. One day, as Ovid relates in Metamorphoses XI, Dionysus found that his old schoolmaster and foster father, the satyr Silenus, was missing. The old satyr had been drinking wine and wandered away drunk, to be found by some Phrygian peasants who carried him to their king, Midas. Midas recognized him and treated him hospitably, entertaining him for ten days and nights with politeness, while Silenus delighted Midas and his friends with stories and songs. On the eleventh day, he brought Silenus back to Dionysus in Lydia. Dionysus offered Midas his choice of whatever reward he wished for. Midas asked that whatever he might touch should be changed into gold. Midas rejoiced in his new power, which he hastened to put to the test. He touched an oak twig and a stone; both turned to gold. Overjoyed, as soon as he got home, he touched every rose in the rose garden, and all became gold. He ordered the servants to set a feast on the table. "So Midas, king of Lydia, swelled at first with pride when he found he could transform everything he touched to gold; but when he beheld his food grow rigid and his drink harden into golden ice then he understood that this gift was a bane and in his loathing for gold, cursed his prayer. In a version told by Nathaniel Hawthorne in A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys (1852), Midas' daughter came to him, upset about the roses that had lost their fragrance and become hard, and when he reached out to comfort her, found that when he touched his daughter, she turned to gold as well. Now, Midas hated the gift he had coveted. He prayed to Dionysus, begging to be delivered from starvation. Dionysus heard his prayer, and consented; telling Midas to wash in the river Pactolus. Then, whatever he put into the water would be reversed of the touch. Midas did so, and when he touched the waters, the power flowed into the river, and the river sands turned into gold. This explained why the river Pactolus was so rich in gold, and the wealth of the dynasty claiming Midas as its forefather no doubt the impetus for this aetiological myth. Gold was perhaps not the only metallic source of Midas' riches: "King Midas, a Phrygian, son of Cybele, first discovered black and white lead".

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Print:Giclee on Fine Art Paper

Size:12 W x 6 H x 0.1 D in

Size with Frame:17.25 W x 11.25 H x 1.2 D in

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Daria Bagrintseva is a world known contemporary artist, winner of 19 international awards in the field of art. Daria's paintings were acquired for the permanent collection of the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. Daria was born in Moscow and is currently based in Miami. A Master of Fine Arts, she studied in Italy, Russia, and the USA. The American magazine ‘Art Business News’ recognized Daria as one of the Top 50 Emerging Artist of the World in 2012. She is the author of the unique methodology of teaching creativity and painting for adults and children. Daria's solo exhibitions took place in more than 20 countries, and she was a Member of Art Basel Art Week in Miami 2012, 2016 and 2019. Daria has also exhibited her work as one of the selected emerging artists in the Louvre, Paris, 2011 and in the castle of Pierre Cardin on the Champs Elysees. In 2016. Her works are in private collections in Russia, USA, Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Norway, Denmark, Holland, Cyprus, and India. Daria has appeared in over 100 printed publications, her paintings found a home in prestigious private collections all over the world, and over 500 of her paintings have been sold. www.dariart.com

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