"Palace of Knossos"
Ink | Acrylic | Watercolor paper
22 x 34 inches, archival ink and acrylic paint on watercolor paper
This painting shows part of the floor plan of the Palace of Knossos for King Minos, on the Greek island of Crete. I superimposed several frescos that were found in the palace. The fresco of the dancer and the dolphins were found in the Queens megaron.
Knossos was the capital of Minoan civilization (c. 2700–1420 BC), and was inhabited for several thousand years and was abandoned after it's destruction in 1375 BC. The floor plan looks like a very elaborate labyrinth and is at the center of Minoan myths and legends. The myth of Ariadne, King Minos' daughter, Deadalus the architect and Theseus and the minotaur all originate here.
This detail shows the dancer and the priest as they are superimposed and intertwined.