Icarus (Polish — Ikar) — mythical pioneer of Aviation and the casualty of the first air disaster, the son of Daedalus.
This mythical figure is attributed with particular features with the meaning of symbols: bravery, sensitivity, enthusiasm, but also lack of caution and experience, recklessness.
The popular myth describing the flight and fall of Icarus is interpreted as a symbol of human ambition to achieve personal goals in defiance of the natural world order. This myth is a theme often used by artists who refer to the symbols associated with the myth in their works. The impact of these symbols is apparent already in Greek vase paintings, or Pompeian frescos. One of the best known, later references to the myth is the Fall of Icarus by Pieter Bruegel the Elder.
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