Unseelie Court: Famine by strangeling

Unseelie Court: Famine

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Added: Mar 11, 2015
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The fourth painting in a my series called "The Unseelie Court" - specifically for the subset inspired by the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse - this is "Famine." Each painting in my Unseelie Court series depicts important individuals or families within the Unseelie Court. Exploring the darker side of the Fairy Court, the Unseelie faeries take their theming from unpleasant aspects of the magical and natural world. But of course despite being wicked they will have a beautiful and refinded elegance about them.... This particular painting in the series symbolizes "Famine". I tried to use a variety of historic magery from many cultures and centuries past - from the Dublin potato famine sculptures to the Egyptian hieroglyphs depicting famine in Saqqara, to medieval altarpieces. So many great references in this one, really speaks to the Art History nerd in me, loads going on. Her tattoo is the symbol of the balance scales, traditional associated with the apocalyptic personification of Famine. The original piece is sold, but prints, canvases & posters are available. Check out Strangeling.com to see the others in the series! Stay tuned for the Unseelie Court: Deadly Sins subset! This is my own original acrylic painting.

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