Athena 2 - Goddess Of Wisdom & War. Framed by John Reeve

ARTIST NOTES: The Goddess series inspiration struck John on a trip to Adelaide listening to 'Mythos' by Stephen Fry.
John's love of charcoal nudes and the stories from myths and legends culminated in an explosion of gods and goddesses on canvas and paper.
This work is acrylic on canvas, varnished and framed.

Athena was the Goddess of War, the female counterpart of Ares. She was the daughter of Zeus; no mother bore her. She sprang from Zeus's head, full-grown and clothed in armour. According to Homer's account in the Iliad, Athena was a fierce and ruthless warrior.


DIMENSIONS (Height - 180.00 cm X Width - 150.00 cm )
MEDIUM ON BASE Acrylic on Canvas
REGISTERED NRN # 000-36379-0135-01
COPYRIGHT © John Reeve
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Artist: John Reeve


John's work is a ‘reflective release’, oils on canvas for himself, for his personal expression.

The process is organic, not constricted by formality, but rather experimental and emotional, an effort to deconstruct reality, left with the subject exposed, no longer held within.

In 2014 John decided “this was going to be my thing, my turn, my private path, no longer constrained by family expectations, work and societies needs - the self imprisoned role to support others”.

He no longer needed to provide a "selfie" for others to approve, he needed the feelings inside or ‘behind the front cover’ to be expressed, to show what’s really happening.

Artist Experience

Age 47. Starting again in 2014 after a 24 year hiatus.

Experimenting with oils, pastels and charcoal.

Preferring larger projects for the speed and freedom of the process, with less detail and more emotion to evoke feeling.

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