Persephone by Patricia Ariel

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Watercolor and pencil on illustration board,
10 × 8
2009

Model: Adhara Batul

One of the Greek myths I adore the most, for its incredible strength, poetry and significance, is the myth of Persephone. In Greek mythology, Persephone was the goddess of the underworld and of the Spring growth. Daughter of Demeter, goddess of the harvest, she was abducted by Hades and taken to the land of the dead. By a determination of the Fates, she was forced to stay for two seasons each year after eating pomegranates seeds, thus becoming consort of Hades and queen of the underworld. This time I opted by depicting her sorrow and solitude after having the seeds, although there’s quite an air of resignation with her destiny.

Comments

  • Enoeda
    Enoedaover 5 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  • Nori Bucci
    Nori Bucciover 5 years ago

    This is such a beautiful painting Patricia…love the look of pencil and watercolor.

  • Louise. C. Thomas
    Louise. C. Thomasover 5 years ago

    Persephone is one of my favorite goddesses, her story is so dark and painful, but also so joyful as each and every year she journeys back to her mother. This is a beautiful work :)) x

  • Sally Omar
    Sally Omarover 5 years ago

    AVATAR FOR THE WEEK IN “THE SISTERHOOD”

    GORGEOUS ARTWORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!! xoxoxoxxo

  • mimi yoon
    mimi yoonover 5 years ago

    though full of sorrow, in your painting, her beauty flows so gracefully like the most beautiful curtain of poetry and the river of red of pomegranates seeds… i admire the beauty and the emotion you depict in all of your art, patricia…

  • ElYPares
    ElYParesover 5 years ago

    Wonderful Artwork as always. So full of emotion.

  • Jabelico
    Jabelicoover 5 years ago

    I am breathless!!! Truly….

  • TerryHinkle
    TerryHinkleover 5 years ago

    You have a vision and a talent like no other.

  • BGlatzeder
    BGlatzederover 5 years ago

    I agree with Terry, absolutely astonishing artwork you produce, Patricia :-))

  • stephanie allison
    stephanie allisonover 5 years ago

    Wow!!! gorgeous! ♥

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