Nymph and Satyr

Nymph and satyrs were the wild, mythic half-human creatures of ancient times. In my childhood, the Greek myths provided a welcome antidote to the strict morality of Sunday school. I have portrayed this scene often….


 

Idyll by Barry Trower (1985).
Idyll (1985)

An early portrayal. I like the curled-up morning-glories in her hair.


Nymph and Satyr by Barry Trower (1991).
Nymph and Satyr (1991).

In the second I’m aiming for Rubens, the Flemish master of flesh.


 

Nymph and Satyr by Barry Trower (1992).
Nymph and Satyr (1992).

The third version is a little sketch in the collection of my in-laws.


 

Hope you don’t mind if we revisit this theme next week?

Yours,

Barry

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