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Erika Nelson

Northwest Arkansas USA

After Sir Edward Poynter's Andromeda

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Art: After Sir Edward Poynter's Andromeda by Artist Erika Nelson
Classic painter Sir Edward Poynter (1836-1919) painted a scene from a Greek mythology Andromeda who was chained to the rocks by Poseidon to punish her mother from bragging so much about the beauty of her a daughter.

I discovered that Poynter also did a few other pieces based on this and one of them was a beautiful sketch of Andromeda with wonderful anatomical definitions that many figurative artists love to depict (because their college teachers patted them on the head when they showed those lovely muscles he patiently taught them). As a result I was even more interested paying tribute to Poynter's Andromeda because I wanted to render mine in color but merging both his smoother very feminine colored version with his less feminine but muscle defined drawings. I've included detailed images for your observation.

I love painting nude figures because I think it's the most attractive version of any human figure. I think human bodies are misrepresented by clothes most of the time. I also did this piece for my watercolor group with "The Sea" as their theme for their Monthly Master Challenge.

Detail Images

Detail Image for art After Sir Edward Poynter's Andromeda

Poynter's two torso versions

Detail Image for art After Sir Edward Poynter's Andromeda

detail of my torso


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