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Eros by carlzeno Eros by carlzeno
this is an image of Eros having troubled thoughts because he realizes he himself swallowed his own medicine.

often portrayed by the romans as a cute naughty cherub who makes mischief with his arrows, (once he served Apollo sweet vengeance using his arrows).

While to the Greeks he was one of the greater gods, being one of the oldest, not the son of aphrodite but only found with her occasionally.

Eros was no meddlesome child to the Greeks, but a powerful god to be
feared and to entreat: his arrows burned with the fire of lust
and madness as well as romance, at its worst capable of
driving men and women to betrayal of their families or
countries, to rape, to murder, to suicide... well that is his alter ego, said to be his brother Anteros by the romans.

maybe Eros is both love and lust, male and female, co existing like the yin and yang, for one cannot be without the other... beautiful amongst the deathless gods.

so here is my Eros.. almost too androgynous of a frame his body has... an adolescent surely. the middle between the innocent child and the terrible god.

9x12 watercolor on eggshell paper.
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hawthorne-cat Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
his bow and arrows isnt the only things he is missing....
maybe 'the look' is him trying to remember where he last saw them!
look in the frig! look behind the couch! look in the cat's litter box! mahahaha


awesome painting sorry for makin funfun of it
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carlzeno Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
That was very amusing, I like the humor! =D Thanks!
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hawthorne-cat Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
you know they are always the last place you look
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Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
Beautiful! But where is his..... :O
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Theannaa Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
He looks very tired of being so double-faced… As if he wants to ask, "Why do I have to be so?" I like that picture...
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carlzeno Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Professional General Artist
Could be! =D Thanks! =)
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Theannaa Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
:)
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hammerfallforthewin Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Eros is portrayed as a naughty cherub(Cupid) by the romans,yes, but his beginning is big question mark. he has been named son of Chaos by some, but also a son of Aphrodite and Ares.
I theorize that there were two Eros, the one of whom you write about and the son of Aphrodite. I think that like most of the primal beings the first Eros vanished or was forgotten, so Aphrodite named one of her sons after him. And while the first Eros was lust Aphrodite's son is well intercourse. Some say he was lust too but so was Anteros, his brother. Himeros was passion or desire
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carlzeno Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Professional General Artist
Wow thanks for the insight.. really intersting! =D Greek mythoogy is simply fasciating...
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sayhellotoart Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008  Student General Artist
IT'S CUPID!!! Lol. Eros is Cupid...right? Lol. I forget at the moment. I'll soon remember.

Nice work. I love the wings. Huge sucker for wings. Lol.
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carlzeno Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008  Professional General Artist
yup, though his bow and arrows are missing, glad you like it! =)
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sayhellotoart Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008  Student General Artist
I'm happy that they wouldn't be heart arrows ::dread::. Or would they? o_O
Lol. I'm slowly recalling mythology. This just sparked a little more for me. I thank you. ^_^
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carlzeno Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008  Professional General Artist
haha heart arrows? hmmm i know eros has golden and lead arrows,,, and Anteros only has lead arrows. gold ones make u fall in love, the other the opposite. =) well there are a lot of versions of the myth so nothing is really accurate, just believe in what you like. =)
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sonyw850i Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
wow ang galing! nakakaiyak......!
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carlzeno Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Professional General Artist
naku wag ka umiyak! hehe.. salamat =)
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marrek Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008
I really like the background and his wings :heart: lovely!
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carlzeno Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Professional General Artist
thank you =)
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