Homer gives a literary account of love never expressed (possibly one of the earliest examples of unrequited love in literature). While Nausicaa is presented as a potential love interest to Odysseus – no romantic relationship takes place between the pair. Nausicaa is also a mother figure for Odysseus; she ensures Odysseus‘ return home, and thus says „Never forget me, for I gave you life,“ indicating her status as a „new mother“ in Odysseus‘ rebirth.
This portrait series is inspired by Book Six of the Odyssey and especially the meeting and relationship of Odysseus and Nausicaa.
Models: Laura D & Burak E
Assistenz: Moritz Metzger & Elias Danner