Persephone

2010
40 × 30 cm
Oil on panel
For sale: 
No
Available as a card: 
Yes
Available as giclée: 
Yes
Description: 

As a daughter of earth goddess Demeter the Greek goddess, Persephone rules everything that blooms. She was abducted by Hades, god of the Underworld. The earthly plant world seems to be dead during the time she lives as a queen of the dead in the Underworld. For out of grief about her abduction, her mother doesn’t care for the crops anymore. But by order of Zeus, Hades has to bring back Persephone every year. Then Demeter revives again and everything starts to grow and blossom again. The earth covers itself with blossoms and the corn germinates. When Persephone descends in late autumn into the dark realms, life on earth dies as well.