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Icarus

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Title

Icarus

Subject

Adults
Ancient Greek (culture or style)
Men (male humans)
Mythology (literary genre)

Description

Cast bronze. This sculpture portrays Icarus, a figure from Greek mythology. According to the myth, Icarus and his father Daedalus were trapped in King Minos of Crete's labyrinth. To escape, Daedalus made himself and his son wings to fly out of the labyrinth. Icarus disregarded his father's warning not to fly too close to the sun; his wings melted and Icarus fell into the sea as a result. The sculpture shows Icarus in mid-fall, his back facing the ground and his face stretched upward in fear.

Creator

Umlauf, Charles

Publisher

UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum

Date

1965

Rights

City of Austin
UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum

Type

Physical object

Identifier

1985.01.029

Extent

70" x 47" x 30"

Medium

Bronze

Collection

Citation

Umlauf, Charles, “Icarus,” Umlauf Online Exhibitions, accessed April 19, 2018, http://umlaufinteractive.org/document/28.

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