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Art of the Day: Tuesday November 03, 2015

Phobos and Deimos, the Two Moons of Mars

- by Lisa M. Nelson

This week's theme: 1 through 7

Art of the Day is one piece of art for each of the seven days of the week. Seven for seven. No more. No less.

Art: Phobos and Deimos, the Two Moons of Mars by Artist Lisa M. Nelson
The two moons of Mars, discovered in 1877, are named Phobos and Deimos. 

Phobos (god of panic and fear) and Deimos (god of terror and dread) were Greek mythological war gods who in addition to representing all the negative connotations of war, also represent the fear of loss. They were the twin sons of Aphrodite, the goddess of Love. 

I was always struck how Love gave birth to War.

Done in very vivid colors with visible brushstrokes and texture on the moons, this is not a shy piece.

Phobos and Deimos was painted with professional acrylics on a gallery wrapped stretched canvas that measures 14" high, 11" wide and 7/8" deep. It comes to you with sides painted black and wired on back so it's ready to hang. You can also frame this if you wish. Sealed with UV resistant satin varnish and signed and dated on back.

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