Bust of Aeschylus Dying

October 21, 2021

Size (h w d): 48 x 36 x 1.5 in
Medium: Acrylic On Canvas
Status: Available
Price: $2500

Aeschylus is the father of Greek tragedy, and was the author of 70 to 90 plays, only 7 of which survive today. However, it's not his plays that inspired Bryce to create this piece.

"He died in such a weird way," says Bryce, excitedly. "According to Pliny, someone had prophesied that Aeschylus would be killed by a falling object, so he was staying outside as much as possible. An eagle was trying to crack open a tortoise to eat, mistook Aeschylus' head for a rock, and dropped the tortoise on his head, killing him. I mean that is one of the craziest deaths. I'm fascinated by weird deaths like this." Bryce laughs. "Truly, though, this piece is my favorite to date. But now I'm on to the next one."

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