Friday, October 5, 2007

Theodosia


The Greek name Theodosia is derived from "God" and "giving". The violets are a symbol for innocence. The scarab beetle is a symbol for resurrection. Stone carved scarabs were often laid upon mummies hearts; they carry a passage from the book of the dead in which the heart is called upon not to speak badly of the deceased person at the judgement of the dead.
These symbols, along with the gesture of the figure and her expression, should give this artwork's audience plenty to put together.
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5 comments:

Laura A said...

Wow! I LOVE the beetle. Though, ever since watching The Mummy, scarabs totally creep me out.

Your painting is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

J Tolman said...

Cassandra, I was curious, do you paint with all oils or acrylics or both?
Great painting

cassandra said...

Thanks...!
I paint mainly in oils. Once in a while I lay something out in acrylic.

emily said...

Love, love, love it! - this one and the last. The hands are great and the colors are delicious! Can't wait to see them all together. When you say big, how big do you mean? I love the bumpy figures too.

cassandra said...

This one is 36" X 18". Can't wait to see yours too. We are going to have SOME FUN!

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