Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: Athena Minerva sculpture by Joseph Nollekens from the J. Paul Getty Museum


This marble sculpture of the Greek goddess Athena, titled as the Roman goddess Minerva, is by English artist Joseph Nollekens.  I took the photo on one of my visits to the J. Paul Getty Museum.  While I've yet to do a painting inspired by her, I have done a couple of Greek goddess inspired paintings and intend to do some more when I have the opportunity.

To see more Wordless Wednesday links, please visit herehere, and here.

8 comments:

Judith C Evans said...

I have enjoyed reading about Athena/Minerva since I read the Iliad in college. I love this picture!

Leovi said...

I like that picture, beautiful sculpture. Greetings.

Maša said...

Greek mythology is a wonderful source of inspiration. you keep reminding me that I should visit museums more. :)

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thank you Judith, I have been intrigued with Greek mythology since I was a child.

Greetings Leovi and thank you!

Thanks Masa! I do seem to go to museums a lot ;).

Magic Love Crow said...

Beautiful marble sculpture! I love painting Goddesses from different countries. I love their stories! So interesting! Greek mythology is something I have been always interested in.

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thank you Stacy. You are fantastic at taking inspiration from goddesses and incorporating that inspiration into your charming art! Your crows are so sweet.

Annmarie Pipa said...

beautiful sculpture...

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

I am glad you find it beautiful as well Annmarie Pipa.