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Please view the full size painting by Pieter Brueghel the Elder, Landscape with the Fall of Icarus 
Write a brief summary of the Greek myth the Fall of Icarus.
Why this painting is called “Landscape with the Fall of Icarus”?
Does anyone in the painting seem to be paying attention to Icarus’s plunge into the water?
How prominent has the painter made the event of Icarus’s fall?
What meanings do such details suggest?
Now read a poem by William Carlos Williams, “Landscape with the Fall of Icarus,”
Does Williams capture the feeling of the painting?
How do Brueghel and Williams reinterpret the myth of Icarus for their own times?
How have these artists “made the myth their own”: understood it, interpreted it, and somehow extended its meaning?
Finally, there are thousands of works of art based on mythology. Find one more example of either a painting or sculpture by doing some research online. Don’t use any of the images from any of the required websites in the mythology assignments or on this page.
List the title and artist.
Write a paragraph in your own words describing the work of art.
Write a paragraph summarizing the myth the work of art is based on.
Describe in your own words whether the artist interprets the myth. Does the work of art capture the myth’s meaning?