Gilgamesh is one of the most ancient epic of the world. I discover it when I was in Abu Dhabi. It’s an epic from the ancient Mesopotamia . The story is located in Iraq and tells about a great King Gilgamesh who was king of Uruk. who oppressed his people.
The gods sent another man, a wild one called Enkidu to stop Gilgamesh abuses. Enkidu was wild in the forest and became civil through a prostitute. She told him to go to the city to fight Gilgamesh.
They fight and they became inseparable friends.
Then Enkidu had a terrible dream. Gilgamesh to distract him told him to go to kill Humbaba the demon of the ceddar forest .
The following illustrations are for this first part of the story. I made them as a digital collage, putting together drawings and photos. I get the chance to participate with the first three in a online magazine, Revolutionart magazine in 2011. I put them also in my Flickr account https://www.flickr.com/photos/antoa-album/sets/72157625944285278
This is a big project of mine. I was planning to illustrate the complete story but then I abandon the project. The art work is not ment to be an editorial illustration but like the ancient tablets, an object a series of thick and rigid supports for the pictures.
Here below the four tables:
1 Gilgamesk the one who saw all,
2 Enkidu and the prostitute
3 Enkidu fight with Gilgamesh
4 Gilgamesh and Enkidu killing Humbaba