Cassandra is a very tasteful
fine art nude from Greek mythology. The Greek
heroine Cassandra makes an appearance in many
plays and poems, and fine art where she is often
depicted in her most memorable role as a prophetess.
Cassandra received the power to foretell the future
from the god Apollo. Apparently, Apollo instructed
the mortal woman and taught her about the art
of prophecy because he had an ulterior motive
- the god wished to win her affections. In one
of her prophecies, Cassandra announced the dire
consequences of the Trojans accepting the infamous
wooden Trojan horse from their Greek opponents.
But as Apollo made certain, no one believed Cassandra
when she warned her companions about the future.
And this, in the end, was to be Cassandra's tragic
fate. She is a legacy to the role of the intuitive
messenger and her statue is nude, yet tasteful.