In the Realm of the Minotaur

by Ian Watson

Project description

I was very interested in Greek myths when I was at college in the 70s, producing work round the Icarus theme. On a visit to Crete seven years ago, I visited the site at Knossos and that struck a long buried chord and images of the Minotaur began to appear in my work, resulting in a still-continuing series of paintings and drawings that attempt to provide images in which the minotaur as symbol is subjected to a series of often oblique and opaque questions.