Artwork Title: Boreas and Orietyia - Artist Name: Evelyn De Morgan

Boreas and Orietyia

Evelyn De Morgan, 1896

This painting continues the long tradition of depicting stories from Greek mythology. Painted in oils on a large scale, it demonstrates Evelyn’s determination to be viewed as a professional artist. Boreas, Greek god of the north wind, is represented as usual as a winged man of mature age, with hair floating in the wind. According to the legend, he carried off Oreithyia (daughter of ... Oritheyia was modelled by Evelyn’s maid, Jane Hale.
female artistgreek mythologyjane halessymbolist paintingboreasgod of the north windwinged manoreithyiadaughter of erechtheusoil on canvas

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