TTY-Art, The Kiss of Love, 2013 (Digigraphie mounted on Dibond. Diasec finishing)
Danaus had fifty daughters and his brother Aegyptus had fifty sons. A match between their children was proposed by Aegyptus, but Danaus was unwilling. He and his fifty daughters fled to Argos, where they found refuge for a while. But the fifty sons of Aegyptus found them and Danaus came up with a plan to help his daughters escape the unwanted marriage. He pretended that he was willing at last for the marriage, but he secretly gave each of his fifty daughters a sharp knife and told them, ‘On your wedding night, kill your husbands with these so that you may escape this marriage.’
On their wedding nights, all fifty daughters, except one called Hypermnestra, killed their husbands. When they died, they were assigned the task of filling up a leaking jar with water carried in a sieve. Hypermnestra, who had spared her husband Lynceus, lived happily and went without punishment after death.
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Pierre Jahan (1909-2003)
Guerre 1939-1945. Occupation. Destruction de statues pour récupérer les métaux. Paris, 1941
War 1939-1945. Occupation. Destruction of Statues for Metal Recovery. Paris, 1941
Two bronze dōtaku (ritual bells), Yayoi period (about 300 BC-AD 300), Japan.
The origin of the dōtaku is thought to be the Chinese cattle bell. However, the Japanese did not practise cattle farming, so the first bells must have been imported as ritual objects. The fact that they are often found buried on isolated hill-sides and show evidence of having been buried and dug up several times, suggests their use in an agricultural ritual. - britishmuseum.org