Huldra of The Norse, 2013
Archival Pigment Print
From the series Return To Huldra’s Wood
[via Art Blart]
Cupid and Psyche by Annie Louisa Swynnerton (1844-1933)
oil on canvas, 1891
The Rome-based Swynnerton was one of the most daring female painters of the nude, often shocking audiences with her robustly painted figures. Despite receiving some training at the Manchester School of Art and the Académie Julian, Swynnerton was largely self-taught which may explain the originality of her technique and vision. […] Her treatment of the nude was more vivid and naturalistic, enlivened by a bold expressive manner.
~Exposed: The Victorian Nude, ed. by Alison Smith (Exhibition catalogue)
However dark and forbidden the Unseelie Realm may be…it is undeniable how seductive the lure of its call can be.