Friday, April 15, 2011

Dream of Circe

"Dream of Circe"
20x16, acrylic on canvas

I got a book about nude art in Victorian times at the library. For being such prudes they sure had a lot of nudes in art, and had a particular fondness for naked Greek goddesses! This painting was inspired by the collection held in that book. Circe is the goddess of magic who, it is said, turned men into swine. Or perhaps, as Victorian poet Augusta Webster speculated, merely removed the disguise which made them seem human in the first place.

Original fine art by Vancouver, Washington based artist Jamie Lutz Carroll. Buy acrylic paintings, ink and gouache illustrations, limited edition archival prints, and custom and commissioned artwork.

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