Ana Maria Pacheco, ‘Burial’, 2014, PRATT CONTEMPORARY / PRATT EDITIONS

Burial (2014), depicts one of the major female figures of Greek myth - Antigone. Daughter and sister of Oedipus, she buries the corpse of her brother Polyneices in defiance of the King of Thebes, her uncle Creon . . . A wild-haired and wild-eyed Antigone releases the forbidden burial earth from her hand. Behind her stands Oedipus, blood from his self-inflicted blinding streaming down his face, while Creon, his mask now fallen, creeps away in defeat. See 'Literature' below.

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