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維多利亞時期、拉斐爾前派與英國印象派藝術

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Sir William Russell Flint, R.A., P.R.W.S.
1880-1969
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SPRING  
signed l.r.: W RUSSELL FLINT-; inscribed, titled and signed on the stretcher; RA No2/ SPRING/ WRussell Flint
oil on canvas
107 by 117cm., 42 by 46in.
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London, Royal Academy, 1933, no.187

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Spring depicts the Goddess Persephone, having ascended from the Underworld where she is imprisoned for half of the year, casting aside the torch which has lit her path through the dark subterranean tunnels. She also throws off her garments and stands naked and re-born in the sunlight, her golden beauty admired by her hand-maidens who have been gathering flowers at the entrance to the cave.

Flint had always been attracted by the dramatic possibilities suggested by classical mythology, having illustrated The Iliad early in his career. Even in his mature years, he occasionally painted scenes of Goddesses and nymphs, the subjects of which hark back to the classical-subject paintings of the previous generation of artists and countless artists through history. The subject of Spring recalls Lord Leighton's The Return of Persephone (Leeds City Art Gallery) painted four decades earlier.

維多利亞時期、拉斐爾前派與英國印象派藝術

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