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The event of The Adoration of the Shepherds has been depicted on walls, canvases and clothes so many times, that every new version consists its own add-ons and every artist tries to come up with a new angle for the significant event in Jesus’s life. The current portrayal by the Spanish Caravaggio Francisco Zurbaran, celebrates the moment when shepherds arrived at the manger to get the glimpse of the son of god for the first time after the annunciation of shepherds. They have reached the place and are beholding the first glimpse of the godly child with awe and admiration. The sacredness and purity and veneration of place could not be matched with any other Christian event as the event has no evil speck in […]

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William Frost, an English painter from Victorian era, has depicted the mythological figure of Terpischore in the current portrayal. In Greek mythology, Terpischore is one of the nine Muses who are the goddesses of literation, science and arts with different departments allocated to each of them. Terpischore possess the knowledge of dance and dramatic chorus. Even the meaning of her name is “delight in dancing” and her emblem is a lyre. William Frost has represented the same figure in a different angle of sensuality and love in this oil-on-paper painting. The heart-shaped emblem which she seems to playing with her fingers is the symbol of the intimacy she desires to have. The shy face with downward eyes consist the feminine demure. It is very poetic […]

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