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Artist: Kristel Bechara
Year: 2024
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Dimensions: H 170cm x W 100cm
Edition: Original Artwork 1 of 1
Status: Sold

This painting presents a vivid interpretation of the Greek goddess, Persephone, embodying the duality of life and afterlife, nature's bloom and decay. The artwork captures Persephone's essence through a harmonious blend of symbolic elements, rendered in the artist's signature style of bold patterns and vibrant colors.

The focal point is Persephone's upper body, ingeniously crafted from the petals of a lotus flower, a symbol of purity, rebirth, and spiritual awakening. Adorned with intricate patterns and vivid hues, the lotus encapsulates her role as the goddess of spring and renewal.

Her glorious hair flows in the background like a river of time, seamlessly connecting the earthly and the divine. Transitioning from the floral depiction, her lower body transforms into a cornucopia, nestled amidst lush, leafy vegetation.

This portrayal not only underscores her identity as the deity of grain and growth but also symbolizes the bountifulness and fertility of the earth, over which she presides.

In her delicately poised right hand, Persephone holds a pomegranate, the very fruit that bound her to the underworld for six months each year. This subtle yet powerful inclusion serves as a reminder of her narrative - a tale of abduction, love, and the cyclical passage between worlds. Under her left arm, a discreetly placed clock underscores this duality of time she embodies - half the year above with the living and the other half below as the queen of the dead.

"Persephone" is not just a portrayal but a concise, symbolic narrative that delves into the heart of the goddess's story. It invites viewers to explore the layers of meaning behind Persephone's dual existence, reflecting on the perpetual cycle of life, death, and rebirth that she represents.

Kristel Bechara

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