Two pomegranate slices

Two pomegranate slices, oil on panel, 4 x 4 inches

Two juicy pomegranate slices. Pomegranates are a favorite to paint, because of the luscious rich reds and liquid highlights and for the symbolism from classical Greek mythology with Persephone’s mother mourning her absence after she eats a few pomegranate seeds. After a fallow winter she rejoices in Persephone’s return which engenders the earth’s renewed fertility as it blossoms into spring. | Available