About artwork: Diktynna and Artemis
Natalia Kostaki is a Greek-Russian contemporary artist. She lives in Athens and is best known for her vivid, brightly –hued paintings that invite a broader understanding of symbolic paintings. She has developed her own unique visual aesthetic. Melding iconography, design, art-historical and mythological motifs, as well as personal experience, Natalia creates densely patterned works. Utilizing geometric shapes and colourful graphics, the artist achieves optically compelling visual effects.
Artemis is the Greek goddess of the hunt, the wilderness, wild animals, the moon, and chastity. The goddess Diana is her Roman equivalent. Artemis is the daughter of Zeus and Leto and the twin sister of Apollo. She was the patron and protector of young girls. Artemis was one of the most widely worshipped of the Ancient Greek deities, and her symbols included a bow, an arrow, a quiver and hunting knives. The deer and the cypress were sacred to her.
Diktynna , as the myths relate, was born in Crete from Zeus and Karme. She invented the nets (diktya) which are used in hunting. For this reason she has been called Diktynna and she accompanied Artemis.
Natalia Kostaki has acquired a poetic approach to myth. The painting “Diktynna and Artemis’’ is saturated with vibrant colours, and arranged in a wonderful, geometrical and abstract composition.