Posts tagged Art History.
Jérôme-Martin Langlois. Diana and Endymion.
Saint Augustin,1645-1650 -detail- Philippe de Champaigne.
Henryk Siemiradzki, Diana and Acteon, 1886.
There used to be a Web site about Dark Goddesses, which included a Frank Frazetta painting of Diana changing Acteon into a stag and his own hounds falling on him, with the caption: “Sometimes no means no.” I dug that. Paintings of the Acteon myth are often excuses to commit the same blasphemy he did - to have a good ogle of the nude goddess and her retinue at their bath - but this one tries to avoid showing us what we are not permitted to see. Diana’s half-regained clothes look like a queen’s robes, or perhaps the water from a stream, or perhaps moonlight - anyway, a pearlescent rush up to the the blazing crescent on her forehead, the centre of the picture and the source of the power that’s killing Acteon in the shadows like the brute he is.
Guillaume Seignac (1870 - 1929) - Diana the huntress
(detail) The Grasshopper,1872,Jules-Joseph Lefebvre.
A Celtic Huntress George De Forest Brush
Pomona - Abraham Janssens. Detail.
The Muse (1895). Gabriel de Cool (French, b.1854). Oil on canvas.
De Cool was the son of painter Delphine Arnould de Cool and studied under Cabanel. He became an exhibiting member of the Salon des Artistes Francaises in 1897. He was awarded the Medaille de Troisieme Classe in 1908. He showed an adherence to the “symbolist” movement of the early 20th century. Listed in Benezit and Gerlad Schurr’s “Les Petits Maitres de la Peinture 1820-1920”
Edmund Dulac The Bells
by N.C. Wyeth
Alexandre Auguste Hirsch, La Nuit, 1875. Strange Tears