A Painting A Day: Days 55-58, August 2012

 Day 55: August 27
"Demeter"
watercolor on paper 6" x 7.5"

Tonight I watch Joseph Campbell lecture on the "Mythos" DVD series. He speaks about Demeter and Persephone, the death and rebirth of spring and the pre-Christian references to resurrection. I love this image of whom I believe is Demeter (or could be Persephone) being lifted from the underworld by her female companions, much in the way I am lifted from darkness by wonderful friends.


 Day 55: August 27
"Dionysus"
watercolor on paper 7.5" x 6"

Continuing to watch Joseph Campbell: Dionysus and the mystery cults of ancient Greece. The connection between Dionysian worship of grape (wine) and wheat directly correlates with modern practices of mass ("blood and body of Christ").



  Day 56: August 28
"Door Guardian"
watercolor on paper 7.5" x 6"
An image used in Joseph Campbell's "Mythos." This female figure holds a column that supports a door. Doesn't it feel as if she has the weight of the world on her head? Yet she smiles.


 Day 57: August 29
"Castor and Pollux"
watercolor on paper 7.5" x 6"
 Also appears in Joseph Campbell's "Mythos."


Day 58: August 30, 2012
"Freedom"
watercolor on paper 6" x 7.5"

Post a Comment

Popular Posts