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Hades loved her but Persephone flew from him. Yet he followed and watched her, and devised a way to steal her to be his queen of the dead.
Mixed shiny, sparkly media and pomegranates on canvas board, 12 x 8.5″
To be printed as one of the cards in the forthcoming trading card set ‘Classic Mythology 2′ from Perna Studios.
Edited to add: Daily Deviation! Thank you so enormously for all the love Persephone and her Hades has got! I'm taking you all out for wine and little cakes. ♥
I was really surprised to see this because just recently I half drew a really similar picture of Persephone emerging from a tree. I say half done because I couldn't work out the proportions but you got it spot on!
Yes the colour palette is a little strange: grey, green and pink-gold, but I saw those colours in nature (flowers in a misty wood) and was inspired.
If there are art nouveau tendencies coming out though, that's accidental. Though I'm influenced by some of the same things they were: nature, romantic subjects, organic forms, and Japanese prints. But unlike them, I am still influenced by neo-classicism but not Celtic Art.
I love art nouveau of that period, it's glorious and sumptuous, but admittedly I'm not a huge fan of copies of the style done now, just because there's so much of it. I'd like instead to see people use those ideas for something new.
God what an essay, ha, sorry.
I understand, some styles do feel way too saturated (in the marketcoughcough) nowadays... I try to think positive by remembering more people are hopefully having access to art though!