Gold is About the modern interpretation of the story of Midas, whom, in Greek and Roman legend, a king of Phrygia, known for his foolishness and greed. ... For his kind treatment of Silenus Midas was rewarded by Dionysus with a wish. The king wished that all he touched might turn to gold, but when his food became gold and he nearly starved to death as a result, he realized his error. Although, the representatives of Midas are Two women that face one-another. The lady on the right has been fully consumed by Gold while the woman on the left is still partly human. These women represent the same woman both in the past and future. One is Consumed with acquiring gold for the future while the other looks to the past with sadness and regret.