Thursday, October 27, 2011

Hypnos God of Sleep

Hypnos God of Sleep
Acrylic on Paper Unframed
12" x 9"
Original $125.

Hypnos was the Greek God of sleep.  He was often depicted with wings on the side of his face.  Although he is said to have dwelt in a cave, here he is under the light of the harvest moon ready to hypnotize you.

As a side note, Hypnos' twin brother was Thanatos, God of Death.
So... sleep=death?
I certainly feel more alive after I sleep, but da Vinci and others loathed sleep. 
Ben Franklin wrote, "There will be sleeping enough in the grave."

Purchase the original:

Or buy a reprint through Fine Art America.

"Sleep that knits up the ravelled sleave of care
The death of each day's life, sore labour's bath
Balm of hurt minds, great nature's second course,
Chief nourisher in life's feast."

~William Shakespeare, Macbeth


  1. That painting is just incredible and my friend also liked it very much when I showed it to him. I have already ordered 2 reprints for me and one for my friend also.

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