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Icarus Photos

    Bossy Dad
    Dad was always telling me what to do. How was I supposed to know that he really meant it this time? [Daedalus and Icarus by Augusto Giacomo, 1630]

    Nude Flying...
    Everyone should try streaking though the sky...and I mean streaking. [Icarus and Daedalus by Frederick Leighton, 1869]

    Be Gentle, Dad!
    For real, look how he manhandled me. [Daedalus and Icarus by Charles le Brun, 1645-1646]

    Flying Like an Angel
    I started out so gracefully. [Icarus and Daedalus by Charles Paul Landing, 1799]

    Free Fallin'
    It's a pretty scary feeling when you suddenly realize you're going to fall to your death. [The Awakening of Icarus by Lucillo de Albuquerque, 1910]

    Stupid Sun Chariot
    Why couldn't Apollo have just flown a little higher or something? [The Sun or the Fall of Icarus by Merry-Joseph Blondel, 1819  © Marie-Lan Nguyen / Wikimedia Commons]

    How would you feel if this was one of the main pictures that popped up when you were Googled? [Mourning for Icarus by Herbert James Draper, 1898]

    Where Am I?
    What's the deal with this picture? Why is it so hard to find me? [Landscape With the Fall of Icarus by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 1558]