Saturday, February 9, 2019

01 Contemporary Interpretations, Olympian deities in classical Greek and Roman religion, with footnotes #12

Stéphanie Gevrey 
Huile et acrylique sur toile
40" x 40"

Aphrodite is the Greek goddess of love, beauty, pleasure, and procreation. She is identified with the planet Venus; her Roman equivalent is the goddess Venus. Myrtle, roses, doves, sparrows and swans were sacred to her.

Aphrodite was created from the sea foam produced by Uranus's genitals, which had been severed by Cronus. In Homer's Iliad, however, she is the daughter of Zeus and Dione. In Greek mythology, the other gods feared that Aphrodite's beauty might lead to conflict and war, through rivalry for her favours; so Zeus married her off to Hephaestus. Despite this, Aphrodite followed her own inclinations, and had many lovers — both gods, such as Ares, and men, such as Anchises. She played a role in the Eros and Psyche legend, and was both lover and surrogate mother of Adonis. More on Aphrodite

Stéphanie Gevrey was born in 1969 in Montreal, Qc, Canada. Her academic path includes fashion design (LaSalle College, 1999-1992), interior design (Artisans du meuble Québécois, 1998-2000) and visual arts (UQAM, 1996-1999). Growing up in an artistic family, her natural inclination for painting enabled her to develop an artistic vision that combines theoretical knowledge with a sensual approach to technic and materiality. Her work has been exposed in Canada, United States and Europe (Montreal: Galerie Griffintown / Toronto; Pacific Gallery / Saskatoon; Las Olas Gallery/Miami; Musée d’Anselbourg) and her works figure in many private and corporate collections (Catherine Zeta-Jones,, Intra-West, National Bank Toronto). Stéphanie Gevrey lives and works in Montreal. More on Stéphanie Gevrey

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