Tuesday, July 17, 2018

01 Paintings and tales of Mermaids, with Footnotes, 7

Ferdinand Leeke, German 1859-1923
The Mermaids, c. 1921 - 1922
Oil on canvas
96.5x126cm
Private collection

A mermaid is a marine creature with the head and upper body of a female human and the tail of a fish. Mermaids appear in the folklore of many cultures worldwide. The first stories appeared in ancient Assyria. Mermaids can be benevolent or beneficent.

Ferdinand Leeke (April 7, 1859 - 1923) was a German Painter, famous for his depictions of scenes from Wagnerian Operas. A native of Burg bei Magdeburg, Germany, he studied at the Munich Academy under Johann Herterich (1843-1905), a genre and historical painter, and with Alexander von Wagner (1838-1919), a Hungarian genre and landscape painter. More on Ferdinand Leeke.



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Sunday, July 15, 2018

01 Works, RELIGIOUS ART - CONTEMPORARY & 20th Century Interpretation of the Bible! With Footnotes - 22

Maxim Fomenko, Germany
Paradise
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas
78.7 H x 110.2 W x 2 in


Paradise is the term for a place of timeless harmony. The Abrahamic faiths associate paradise with the Garden of Eden, that is, the perfect state of the world prior to the fall from grace, and the perfect state that will be restored in the World to Come.

Paradisaical notions are cross-cultural, often laden with pastoral imagery, and may be cosmogonical or eschatological or both, often compared to the miseries of human civilization: in paradise there is only peace, prosperity, and happiness. Paradise is a place of contentment, a land of luxury and fulfillment. Paradise is often described as a "higher place", the holiest place, in contrast to this world, or underworlds such as Hell. More on Paradise

The picture belongs to the series "Matisse".

I got inspired by his work "the enjoyment of life". Maxim Fomenko

Maxim Fomenko: "My name is Maxim Fomenko. I was born in 1981 in Pyatigorsk. It`s a beautiful city in southwestern Russia and is one of the oldest health resorts in the country. My father has been a painter and I grew up in an artistic environment. So I could not think about anything else but to become also an artist. That’s why I went to a painting school for four years before I began my graphic design studies at a vocational school. Due to the move to Germany with my family I applied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg instead of the Saint Petersburg Academy of Arts. And I was accepted. After twelve semesters of studying all possible fields of arts I left the Academy as a master student and have been working as a freelance artist since 2012." More on Maxim Fomenko


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01 Paintings, Olympian deities, by the Old Masters, with footnotes # 21

Hendrick Goltzius
Vertumnus and Pomona, c. 1613
Oil on canvas
90 cm × w 149.5 cm
Rijksmuseum

Vertumnus, in the form of an old woman, speaks to his beloved, the naked Pomona. Vertumnus grabs a vine with her right hand. Her walking stick lies between her legs. Pomona lies under an apple tree and holds in her right hand a kind of cutting blade with which she harvested fruit. To the right in the foreground are apples, pears and grapes. More on this painting

In Roman mythology, Vertumnus is the god of seasons, change and plant growth, as well as gardens and fruit trees. He could change his form at will; using this power, according to Ovid's Metamorphoses, he tricked Pomona into talking to him by disguising himself as an old woman and gaining entry to her orchard, then using a narrative warning of the dangers of rejecting a suitor to seduce her. The tale of Vertumnus and Pomona has been called the only purely Latin tale in Ovid's Metamorphoses. More on Vertumnus and Pomona

Hendrick Goltzius (January or February 1558 – 1 January 1617), was a German-born Dutch printmaker, draftsman, and painter. He was the leading Dutch engraver of the early Baroque period, or Northern Mannerism, noted for his sophisticated technique and the "exuberance" of his compositions. According to A. Hyatt Mayor, Goltzius "was the last professional engraver who drew with the authority of a good painter and the last who invented many pictures for others to copy". In middle age he also began to produce paintings. More Hendrick Goltzius



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01 Works, RELIGIOUS ART - Interpretation the bible, With Footnotes - 103a

Hans Memling, (circa 1433–1494)
The Seven Joys of Mary, c. 1480
Oil on oak
81.3 × 189.2 cm (32 × 74.5 in)
Alte Pinakothek, Munich, Germany

In the center is detailed illustrated the legend of the Magi. In the left picture Quarter seen scenes from the life of Mary in the right quarter, inter alia, the story of Christ after his resurrection. The founder Pieter Bultync is shown on the left with his sons, his wife Catherine van Riebeke right.

The Seven Joys of the Virgin is a popular devotion to events of the life of the Virgin Mary, arising from a trope of medieval devotional literature and art.


The Seven Joys were frequently depicted in medieval devotional literature and art. The seven joys are usually listed as: The Annunciation, The Nativity of Jesus, The Adoration of the Magi, The Resurrection of Christ, The Ascension of Christ to Heaven, The Pentecost or Descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and Mary, The Coronation of the Virgin in Heaven.

Originally, there were five joys of the Virgin. Later, that number increased to seven, nine, and even fifteen in medieval literature. More on The Seven Joys of Mary

Hans Memling (c. 1430 – 11 August 1494) was a German painter who moved to Flanders and worked in the tradition of Early Netherlandish painting. He spent some time in the Brussels workshop of Rogier van der Weyden, and after van der Weyden's death in 1464, Memling was made a citizen of Bruges, where he became one of the leading artists, painting both portraits and diptychs for personal devotion and several large religious works, continuing the style he learned in his youth. More on Hans Memling



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Sunday, July 8, 2018

Takht-e Jamshid, a look at Iran’s colorful past (PHOTOS)

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Takht-e Jamshid, a look at Iran’s colorful past (PHOTOS): Photos of Takht-e Jamshid featuring the ruins of the historical site in Fars Province.

The National Gallery in London bought for £ 3.6 million a self-portrait of Artemisia Gentileski

Artemisia Gentileschi,  (1593–1653)
Santa Caterina di Alessandria, c. 1615 or 1618-1619
Oil on canvas
Height: 77 cm (30.3 in); Width: 62 cm (24.4 in)
Was at Uffizi Gallery

They tried to break Saint Catherine of Alexandria on a wheel, but she survived. This is how the great female 17th-century painter Artemisia Gentileschi portrays herself in a sensational, newly uncovered masterpiece that has just been bought by the National Gallery for £3.6m – a record for her work. More on this paining


Saint Catherine of Alexandria is, according to tradition, a Christian saint and virgin, who was martyred in the early 4th century at the hands of the pagan emperor Maxentius. According to her hagiography, she was both a princess and a noted scholar, who became a Christian around the age of fourteen, and converted hundreds of people to Christianity. She was martyred around the age of 18. Over 1,100 years following her martyrdom, St. Joan of Arc identified Catherine as one of the Saints who appeared to her and counselled
her.

The femperor condemned Catherine to death on a spiked breaking wheel, but, at her
touch, it shattered. Maxentius ordered her to be beheaded. Catherine herself
ordered the execution to commence. A milk-like substance rather than blood
flowed from her neck.

The Eastern Orthodox Church venerates her as a Great Martyr, and celebrates her feast day on 24 or 25 November (depending on the local tradition). In the Catholic Church she is traditionally revered as one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers. In 1969 the Catholic Church removed her feast day from the General Roman Calendar; however, she continued to be commemorated in the Roman Martyrology on 25 November. More on Saint Catherine of Alexandria

Artemisia Gentileschi; (July 8, 1593 – c. 1656) was an Italian Baroque painter, today considered one of the most accomplished painters in the generation following that of Caravaggio. In an era when women painters were not easily accepted by the artistic community or patrons, she was the first woman to become a member of the Accademia di Arte del Disegno in Florence.

She painted many pictures of strong and suffering women from myth and the Bible –
victims, suicides, warriors.

Her best-known work is Judith Slaying Holofernes (a well-known medieval and baroque subject in art), which "shows the decapitation of Holofernes, a scene of horrific struggle and
blood-letting". That she was a woman painting in the seventeenth century and that she was raped and participated in prosecuting the rapist, long overshadowed her achievements as an artist. For many years she was regarded as a curiosity. Today she is regarded as one of the most progressive and expressionist painters of her generation. More on Artemisia Gentileschi



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Saturday, July 7, 2018

01 Works, RELIGIOUS ART - Interpretation of the Bible! With Footnotes - 26

Adriaen Isenbrant, (1490 - 1551)
The Virgin and Child
Oil on panel (parquetted)
49 x 33.7 cm
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The present composition is based on a painting of the Virgin and Child by Gerard David, which is housed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. In David's painting, the Virgin stands surrounded by angels in a niche that opens up onto a view of a city in the background. In comparison to the preceding work, Isenbrant has modernised the architecture, replacing Gothic forms with those of the Renaissance. More on this painting


The Madonna and Child or The Virgin and Child is often the name of a work of art which shows the Virgin Mary and the Child Jesus. The word Madonna means "My Lady" in Italian. Artworks of the Christ Child and his mother Mary are part of the Roman Catholic tradition in many parts of the world including Italy, Spain, Portugal, France, South America and the Philippines. Paintings known as icons are also an important tradition of the Orthodox Church and often show the Mary and the Christ Child. They are found particularly in Eastern Europe, Russia, Egypt, the Middle East and India. More on The Madonna and Child


Adriaen Isenbrandt (or Adrien, Isenbrant, Ysenbrant, Ysenbrandt or Hysebrant; between 1480 and 1490 – July 1551) was a Flemish Northern Renaissance painter, who from documentary evidence was clearly a significant artist of his period, but to whom no specific works can be clearly documented. As hypothesised by art historians, he ran a large workshop specializing in religious subjects and devotional paintings, painting conservatively in the tradition of Early Netherlandish painting. He was believed by Georges Hulin de Loo to be the same person as the anonymous Master of the Seven Sorrows of the Virgin or Pseudo-Mostaert. Other art historians doubt that any works can be reliably attributed to him, and the number of paintings attributed to him by major museums has been in decline for many decades. More on Adriaen Isenbrandt


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Thursday, July 5, 2018

01 Paintings and tales of Mermaids, with Footnotes, 5

Maurice William Greiffenhagen
The Mermaid
Oil on canvas
Height: 100 cm (39.37 in.), Width: 100 cm (39.37 in.)
Paisley Museum and Art Galleries  (United Kingdom - Paisley, Renfrewshire)

This early work both illustrated and was inspired by a poem by Goethe, which tells the story of a mermaid who rises from the waters to complain to a fisherman that he is enticing her children to death. Gradually the mermaid's own beauty lures the fisherman into the water and to oblivion. More on this painting

Maurice Greiffenhagen RA (15 December 1862 – 26 December 1931) was a British painter and Royal Academician. He illustrated books and designed posters as well as painting idyllic landscapes.

He was born in London. Exhibiting at the Royal Academy of Arts from 1884, he was made an Associate Member in 1916 and a Royal Academician in 1922. From 1906 until 1926, he taught at the Glasgow School of Art. Greiffenhagen exhibited at the first exhibition of the Society of Graphic Art in 1921.

His friendship with H Rider Haggard led to him illustrating the author's popular adventure books, starting with an edition of She: A History of Adventure in 1889 – though Greiffenhagen apparently "disliked doing black-and-white work". He illustrated the serialisation of Ayesha The Return of She (1904–05) and that of The Holy Flower (1913–14) in the Windsor Magazine.

He also illustrated a number of Edgar Wallace's Sanders of the River books for the Windsor Magazine: The Keepers of the King's Peace (1916–17), Lieutenant Bones (1917–18) and Sandi, The Kingmaker (1921).

Greiffenhagen's 1891 painting, An Idyll, inspired D H Lawrence's novel The White Peacock. The painting had "a profound effect" on the author. In 1910, Greiffenhagen illustrated a book of poems by Charles F. Parsons entitled Some Thoughts at Eventide.

Greiffenhagen also created distinctive commercial posters, including a colourful 1894 advertisement for Pall Mall Budget magazine which "created a distinct sensation among the younger men" according to one contemporary periodical. In 1924, he created "The Gateway of the North", one of the most popular travel posters in a series commissioned by London, Midland and Scottish Railway. More on Maurice Greiffenhagen

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Sunday, July 1, 2018

Hans Memling (circa 1433–1494) The Last Judgment, circa 1466 and circa 1473

Hans Memling, (circa 1433–1494) 
The Last Judgment, circa 1466 and circa 1473
Triptych
Oil on panel
National Museum, Gdańsk

The Last Judgment, Final Judgment, Day of Judgment, Judgment Day, Doomsday, or The Day of the Lord, or in Arabic Yawm al-Qiyāmah or Yawm ad-Din is part of the eschatological world view of the Abrahamic religions and in the Frashokereti of Zoroastrianism.

Some Christian denominations consider the Second Coming of Christ to be the final and eternal judgment by God of the people in every nation resulting in the glorification of some and the punishment of others. The concept is found in all the Canonical gospels, particularly the Gospel of Matthew. Christian Futurists believe it will take place after the Resurrection of the Dead and the Second Coming of Christ while Full Preterists believe it has already occurred. The Last Judgment has inspired numerous artistic depictions. More on The Last Judgment

Hans Memling (c. 1430 – 11 August 1494) was a German painter who moved to Flanders and worked in the tradition of Early Netherlandish painting. He spent some time in the Brussels workshop of Rogier van der Weyden, and after van der Weyden's death in 1464, Memling was made a citizen of Bruges, where he became one of the leading artists, painting both portraits and diptychs for personal devotion and several large religious works, continuing the style he learned in his youth. More on Hans Memling



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01 Works, RELIGIOUS ART - CONTEMPORARY & 20th Century Interpretation of the Bible! With Footnotes - 26

Richard Williams, (American, 20th Century)
Salome, 2016
Oil on canvas
48 x 30 in.
Private collection

Salome was the daughter of Herod II and Herodias. She is infamous for demanding and receiving the head of John the Baptist, according to the New Testament. According to Flavius Josephus's Jewish Antiquities, Salome was first married to Philip the Tetrarch of Ituraea and Trakonitis. After Philip's death in 34 AD she married Aristobulus of Chalcis and became queen of Chalcis and Armenia Minor. They had three children. Three coins with portraits of Aristobulus and Salome have been found. Her name in Hebrew meaning "peace". More on Salome

Richard Williams' illustration work has appeared in many national magazines, most notably MAD Magazine for whom he was the cover artist during the 1980s. He has also illustrated children’s books and painted covers for many young adult books such as Encyclopedia Brown.

A partial list of his clients include: IBM, NBC television, Hallmark Cards, Nabisco, Chesebrough-Pond, Mad magazine, Esquire, MS, Reader's Digest, TV Guide, Time, Family Circle, Parents, Field & Stream, Women’s Day, Atlantic Monthly, Guideposts, Redbook, Cosmopolitan, Forbes, Bantam books, Simon & Schuster, Holiday House, Dell pub., Doubleday pub., Scholastic Books, Harper Collins, Putnam pub., Clarion Books, MacMillan press, Ballantine, Atheneum Books, David C. Cooke Pub., EP Dutton, Recorded Books, Henry Holt, Aladdin Books, Canard Design, Abrams Art Books, National Park Service, Della Femina McNamee, Drambuie, Strathmore Paper, and the Library of Congress.

His paintings have been purchased by Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, and Howard Stern and are in the collections of the Society of Illustrators and the Library of Congress.

Richard Williams holds a master's degree in illustration from Syracuse University. More on Richard Williams' 



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Saturday, June 30, 2018

Film about Egyptian superstar a hit everywhere but Egypt

Film about Egyptian superstar a hit everywhere but Egypt: In Europe, Iranian director Shirin Neshat’s "Looking for Oum Kulthum" is seen as a landmark artistic collaboration across the Middle East, but Egyptian critics are unimpressed with its historical inaccuracies.

Friday, June 29, 2018

01 Contemporary Interpretations, Olympian deities in classical Greek and Roman religion, with footnotes #5

Irving Penn, 1917-2009
'CROSSING THE RIVER STYX, c. 1996
Platinum-palladium print
15 1/2  by 25 5/8 in. (39.4 by 65.1 cm.)
Private collection

In Greek mythology, Styx is a deity and a river that forms the boundary between Earth and the Underworld. The rivers Styx, Phlegethon, Acheron, Lethe, and Cocytus all converge at the center of the underworld on a great marsh, which sometimes is also called the Styx. 

In order to cross the River Styx and reach Hades, a dead person must pay a fee to the ferryman, Charon. If the correct fee is paid, Charon will take the dead across. If the dead cannot afford the fee, however, they will be forced to wander the banks of the River Styx as Wraiths for eternity. More on crossing the River Styx

Irving Penn (June 16, 1917 – October 7, 2009) was an American photographer known for his fashion photography, portraits, and still lifes. Penn's career included work at Vogue magazine, and independent advertising work for clients including Issey Miyake and Clinique. His work has been exhibited internationally and continues to inform the art of photography.

Penn was born to a Russian family on June 16, 1917 in Plainfield, New Jersey. He attended the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Art (now the University of the Arts) from 1934 to 1938, where he studied drawing, painting, graphics, and industrial arts.

Penn worked for two years as a freelance designer and making his first amateur photographs before taking a position as the art director in 1940. Penn remained at Saks  for a year before leaving to spend a year painting and taking photographs in Mexico and across the US. When Penn returned to New York he was offered a position at Vogue magazine Art Department. 

Penn's first photographic cover for Vogue magazine appeared in October 1943. The art department of the Office of War Information in London offered him a job as an "artist-photographer" but he volunteered with the American Field Service instead. After arriving in Naples with a boatload of American troops in November 1944. In July 1945, he was transferred from Italy to India. He photographed the soldiers, medical operations, and camp life. He sailed back to New York in November 1945.

Penn continued to work at Vogue throughout his career, photographing covers, portraits, still lifes, fashion, and photographic essays. In the 1950s, Penn founded his own studio in New York and began making advertising photographs. More on Irving Penn




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Sunday, June 24, 2018

01 Works, RELIGIOUS ART - Interpretation of the bible, With Footnotes - 102

Marten de Vos, (1532 - 1603)
The Holy Family
Oil / wood, parqueted
73 x 104 cm.
Private collection

Depicted is the family of St. Anne; as center Anna, the Virgin Mary with the baby Jesus, John the Baptist, as a boy, with his symbol the Lamb, laterally probably Joachim, on the left Elisabeth with John the Baptist and Zacharias, above it Simeon, Maria with the child and Joseph, on the right the breastfeeding mother of her child with John, in the background in the opening of an archway, the Visitation. More on this painting

Maerten de Vos, Maerten de Vos the Elder or Marten de Vos (1532 – 4 December 1603) Flemish painter and draughtsman. In 1552 he went to Italy and studied in Rome, in Florence, and with Tintoretto in Venice. In 1558 he was back in Antwerp where after the death of Frans Floris in 1570 he became the leading Italianate artist in that city. The altarpieces that make up the bulk of his output are typically Mannerist in their strained, slender elegance.

Together with the brothers Ambrosius Francken I and Frans Francken I, he ranks among the most important painters of altarpieces in Antwerp during the 1590s. Due, in part, to the Counter-Reformation, there was a renewed demand for altarpieces to replace those lost during iconoclastic riots in 1566 or the reformist movement of 1581. 


Marten de Vos was also a prolific draughtsman, especially during the first half of the 1580s, when the Calvinists were in power in Antwerp. During this period he provided numerous designs for print publishers. A total of some 1600 prints were produced after designs by de Vos. De Vos's drawings have been praised for their lively, industrious and generally positive character, frequently with romantic Italianate landscapes in the background. His obvious proficiency is counterbalanced, however, by a degree of routine formularization. More on Marten de Vos



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01 Contemporary Interpretations, Olympian deities in classical Greek and Roman religion, with footnotes #6

Cheryl Wilson, United States
Medusa
Acrylic, Ink, Gesso, Airbrush and Paper on Canvas
16 H x 20 W x 0.8 in

In Greek mythology Medusa was a monster, a Gorgon, generally described as a winged human female with a hideous face and living venomous snakes in place of hair. Gazers on her face would turn to stone. She lived and died on an island named Sarpedon, somewhere near Cisthene. The 2nd-century BCE novelist Dionysios Skytobrachion puts her somewhere in Libya, where Herodotus had said the Berbers originated her myth, as part of their religion.


Medusa was beheaded by the hero Perseus, who thereafter used her head, which retained its ability to turn onlookers to stone, as a weapon until he gave it to the goddess Athena to place on her shield. In classical antiquity the image of the head of Medusa appeared in the evil-averting device known as the Gorgoneion. More on Medusa

Cheryl Wilson is a lifelong artist; however, she paused her art for the corporate world for a time. The life-changing event that turned the corporate pen into a paintbrush was the dark world of Alzheimer’s that struck her mother. She could not wait any longer to paint in the event that world captured her as well.  Leaving the the boardroom behind, what has emerged is a new language expressed on canvas.  This language expresses the freedom and unbound passion to create and let her art direct itself without fear or influences that has previously stifled her intuitive style. 


Constantly moving around the world, staying in one place no longer than three years at one time, living in the back of a musician’s studio, provided the opportunity to meet vast numbers of different people from all walks of life. She was the daughter of an Author and a United States, Air Force Protocol Musician.  She also joined the Air Force and traveled.  These experiences set the canvas for the style of abstracts she paints because she finds these people, locations, and experiences are represented in each painting in some way. More on Cheryl Wilson






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Friday, June 22, 2018

01 Works, RELIGIOUS ART - Interpretations of the Bible! , With Footnotes - 99

DANIEL HUNTINGTON, (American, 1816-1906)
Figures at prayer 
oil on canvas 
h. 24-1/2 w. 19-3/4 in.
Private collection

Daniel Huntington (October 4, 1816 – April 19, 1906), was born in New York City, New York. He studied at Yale with Samuel F.B. Morse, and later with Henry Inman. From 1833 to 1835 he transferred to Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, where he met Charles Loring Elliott, who encouraged him to become an artist. He first exhibited his work at the National Academy of Design in 1836. Subsequently, he painted some landscapes in the tradition of the Hudson River School. Huntington made several trips to Europe, the first in 1839 traveling to England, Rome, Florence and Paris with his friend and pupil Henry Peters Gray. On his return to America in 1840, he painted his allegorical painting "Mercy's Dream", which brought him fame and confirmed his interest in inspirational subjects. He also painted portraits and began the illustration of The Pilgrim's Progress. In 1844, he went back to Rome. Returning to New York around 1846, he devoted his time chiefly to portrait-painting, although he painted many genre, religious and historical subjects. From 1851 to 1859 he was in England. He was president of the National Academy of Design from 1862 to 1870, and again in 1877-1890. He was also vice president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art More on Daniel Huntington








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01 Contemporary Interpretations, Olympian deities in classical Greek and Roman religion, with footnotes #4

Brian Smyth, Italy
A study for Andromeda
Oil on linen
Size: 20 H x 16 W x 1 in

"I worked the painting from quick pencil sketches and photographs, as it was too difficult for the model to hold the pose over the duration of the painting process. I chose to add a more painterly, abstract background to the figure, to contrast with the more classical rendering of the model. I painted the painting oil on linen".

Andromeda is the daughter of the Aethiopian king Cepheus and his wife Cassiopeia. When Cassiopeia's hubris leads her to boast that Andromeda is more beautiful than the Nereids, Poseidon sends a sea monster, Cetus, to ravage Aethiopia as divine punishment. Andromeda is stripped and chained naked to a rock as a sacrifice to sate the monster, but is saved from death by Perseus.

As a subject, Andromeda has been popular in art since classical times; it is one of several Greek myths of a Greek hero's rescue of the intended victim of an archaic hieros gamos, giving rise to the "princess and dragon" motif. From the Renaissance, interest revived in the original story, typically as derived from Ovid's account. More on Andromeda

Brian Smyth: "I was born in Cork City, in Ireland. I began my art studies at the Crawford College of Art and design. I studied there for four years and graduated. Starting the year I left college with a sell out exhibition in the Lavit gallery in Cork. In the following years, I continued to develop and fine tune my art practice, while participating in many exhibitions, both solo and group shows. I had solo exhibitions in Dublin, London,  and in Edinburgh at the Leith gallery. At the start of 2012 I decided to enrol at the Angel Academy in Florence, in order to learn more comprehensively the skills of drawing and painting, from life. I studied there for three years and upon graduation I was asked to stay on and become a senior art instructor there, specialising in drawing and painting from the live model. I worked there for three and a half years, teaching many students the techniques and principles of life drawing and painting. I decided to leave Angel Academy, to return to the world of painting full time. I continue to live in Florence where I periodically run workshops in portraiture and figure painting. I also give workshops in academic painting in Ireland. More on Brian Smyth



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