Alexandru Rădvan

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ROMANIA, 1977

“The Sad Story of Daphne the Naiad and Apollo the God” presents a series of collages in which the artist reinterprets the myths of Apollo and Daphne from the Greek Mythology. Apollo, the god of light, day and art, insults the god of love, Eros, who
takes revenge on him by shooting him with the arrow of love. Apollo falls in love with the chaste Daphne; despite the certainty that he will never be able to convince her to reciprocate. Daphne, to get rid of Apollo, asks her father to transform her into a laurel tree, and Apollo, in a final gesture of affection, grants immortality to the bay leaves to make them eternally green.