Actaeon


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Actaeon

(ăktē`ən), in Greek mythology, son of Aristaeus and Autonoë. Because he saw Artemis bathing naked, she changed him into a stag, and his own dogs killed him.

Actaeon

surprised Artemis bathing and was changed by her into a stag. [Gk. Myth.: Jobes, 28]

Actaeon

turned into stag for watching Artemis bathe. [Gk. Myth.: Leach, 8]
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The Actaeon Tide <B by Tom Anderson is published by Parthian at PS9.
The entwined headless horses of We are all flesh (Istanbul) and the antlers and bones of Actaeon suggest encounters with bodies.
Mark Wallinger, the Soho-based artist behind the installation, wants to create a parallel between the modern art viewer and Actaeon, who sees Diana and other women bathing in Ovid's Metamorphoses.
The museum's Assistant Curator of Historic Art, Anne Pritchard, said: "Titian's Diana and Actaeon is probably the UK's most significant public purchase of art in recent years - it's a unique opportunity to see it up close.
Reyahn King, director of art galleries at National Museums Liverpool, said: "Diana and Actaeon is one of the most important paintings that Britain owns and to have it displayed at the Walker art gallery is fantastic and will only enrich our visitors' experience further.
The mosaic depicts a myth in which the Greek goddess of the hunt Artemis (Diana in Roman mythology) was surprised while she was bathing with her handmaidens by the hunter Actaeon, causing the goddess to punish him by turning him into a stag and was devoured by his own hunting dogs.
Last year, Ms Cattrall used the same ploy to save a painting called Diana And Actaeon.
Last year, the 53-year-old actress had bared all to recreate artist Titian's Diana and Actaeon in a bid to raise awareness of the British National Gallery's campaign to stop the artwork being sold off to a private foreign bidder.
The ghost of Actaeon appeared in a dream to his father Aristaeus, and begged him not to punish the dogs, saying Father, forgive them; for they knew not what they did.
WARWICK University senior lecturer in classics Dr Zahra Newby will be exploring the changing meanings of the Diana and Actaeon myth in the ancient world in a talk at Compton Verney art gallery tomorrow at 1pm.
Titian's painting Diana and Actaeon was saved for the nation last month for an eye-watering pounds 50 million.