Saturday, July 27, 2019

01 Contemporary Interpretation, Olympian deities, with footnotes #14

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

Athena, often given the epithet Pallas, is the goddess of wisdom, craft, and war in ancient Greek religion and mythology. Athena is known for her calm temperament, as she moves slowly to anger. She is noted to have only fought for just reasons, and would not fight without a purpose.

Athena is portrayed as an astute companion of heroes and is the patron goddess of heroic endeavour. She is the virgin patroness of Athens. The Athenians founded the Parthenon on the Acropolis of her namesake city, Athens (Athena Parthenos), in her honour.


Veneration of Athena was so persistent that archaic myths about her were recast to adapt to cultural changes. In her role as a protector of the city, many people throughout the Greek world worshipped Athena as Athena Polias, "Athena of the city". While the city of Athens and the goddess Athena essentially bear the same name, it is not known which of the two words is derived from the other. More on Athena

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, Bid.com, Intra-West, National Bank Toronto). Stéphanie Gevrey lives and works in Montreal. More on Stéphanie Gevrey




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