Monday, November 10, 2014

Music by Jean-Honoré Fragonard at the Norton Simon Museum of Art + Athena with Owl WIP...

I love this painting by Jean-Honoré Fragonard that hangs in the Norton Simon Museum of Art.  It is thought that the woman may be Erato, a muse of music and lyric poetry.  During a lecture I attended, the speaker said that this painting would likely be hung high, perhaps above a doorway.  It has a beautiful soft focus that I love.

Music by Jean-Honoré Fragonard

I am linking this post with Inspire Me Monday


Here is a work in progress view of my large 16"x20" original big eye Athena Greek goddess (known to the Romans as Minerva) with her little owl painting.  I think I'm almost done with the background at this point (although the painting is showing a bit darker here then it actually is on my monitor)...

5 comments:

Christine said...

thanks for sharing your inspiration and lovely Goddess coming along nicely!

Victoria said...

Beautiful...I love Athena/Minerva..she is powerful and as always your art is very expressive and magical!

Lorraine Renaud said...

wow it is beautiful as is yours always dear Lisa Isabella, can't wait to see the finished product ;)

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks so very much Christine, Victoria, and Lorraine!

Magic Love Crow said...

Stunning painting!
Your Athena is breath taking! Truly wonderful ;o) Hugs ;o)