Persephone was carried off by Hades, the Lord of the Underworld. He burst through a cleft in the earth as she picked flowers and dragged her back to his realm. Here he tricked her into eating a handful of pomegranate seeds before releasing her to Hermes.  It was a rule that whoever consumed food or drink in the Underworld was doomed to spend eternity there and so she was forced her to return to the underworld for a period each year and each time she did, the earth became a barren realm. This would become known as winter.


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  • persephone

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90 x 120 cm
Oils & acrylic
5 Years ago

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Helen of Troy
mark skirving

Mark began painting in 2003, yet in such a short space of time has become well established selling many works through galleries, exhibitions and commissions by private collectors in Great Britain , Europe, USA and Canada.


94 works in paintingprints

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Birmingham United Kingdom
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