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The British painter John William Waterhouse concluded the artwork entitled Flora and the Zephyrs in 1895. As an artist of the Pre-Raphaelite movement, the portrayal of characters of the Greek mythology was common in his work. Flora is known as the Goddess of flowers, spring, and youth, and appears in other works like Flora, and the equally titled Flora.
According to the myth, Flora and Zephyr were married, but the Goddess was deeply in love with Hercules. The couple can be seen portrayed in the Classic painting Allegory of Spring (La Primavera), by the Renaissance artist Sandro Botticelli. Zephyr, also known as Zephyrus, was the God of wind according to the Greek mythology. As a messenger of spring who lived in a cave, Zephyr was a great match for Flora, although he was known for having different wives in different myths. In Waterhouse’s painting, the artist captures the moment in which the God falls hopelessly in love with Flora – love at first sight.
In fact, the painting Flora and the Zephyrs was inspired by The Book of Days, also known as On the Roman Calendar, or in the original Fasti, by the Roman poet named Ovid. This piece was originally written in Latin and consists of six books of poems which elaborate on the customs and holidays of the Romans. The Italian Rococo painter Giovanni Battista Tiepolo also depicted his interpretation of a scene of the book in the artwork Triumph of Flora.
Waterhouse used a long horizontal canvas to portray the fantastical scene in which the couple is linked for the first time. Flora is sitting on a bench in a beautiful garden surrounded by her maidens. She is wearing a dark wine-colored gown with floral details and a bright red fabric wraps around her legs. The female figures that appear in the artwork are featured in light blue-gray, pink, and navy blue dresses. Zephyrs swoops down from the sky, accompanied by other winged Gods, gently tossing a garland of white flowers around his new love – capturing her to be his. This masterpiece was exhibited during the year of its completion in the Royal Academy, along with Ariadne.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Flora and the Zephyrs 1898, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Flora and the Zephyrs 1898 that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
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Note that for safety reasons we can only frame up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached the framing option is automatically disabled.
If you are planning to frame your painting yourself,
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meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
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