Monday, April 4, 2016

Echo (1874)

Alexandre Cabanel: Echo

In Greek mythology Echo is the beautiful nymph who falls in love with Narcissus, a handsome youth who loves only his own reflection. Because of her endless chatter, Hera condemns Echo to a life of silence except for repeating what others say to her. Still in love with Narcissus, Echo retreats to a remote grotto and pines away until only her voice is left. [Metropolitan Museum of Art]

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