An happy Monday to you all!
As I wrote in some of my previous contents, I started to read a book about the mythology of the ancient Basques. The ancient myths are always intrigued for me, not just because I studied them (especially the Greek and Roman Myths) at school since I was a child, but also because many artists found inspiration from them.
I decided to read more about the Basque Myths because years ago (about 15 years ago ^_^) I visited Mondragon, Bilbao and San Sebastien and I was so intrigued by those beautiful places and I have nice memories of them. During the latest months I watched the movies about the books of the Baztán Trilogy (witten by Dolores Redondo) and I liked them so much, so I searched a book about the Basque myths in italian language (my mother language) and after some days I found it!
Today I want to show you my own representation of Mari, the female goddess. In the book I bought I read that sometimes Mari is represented by an elegant woman with a golden palace in her hands and so I painted this one:
It's an oil painting on 200 gsm paper in A4 size and I also took some photos during the process of this artwork:
I hope you like her!
The book I'm reading is "Ama Lur - Miti, leggende e curiosità dei Paesi Baschi" written by Joseba Andoni de la Fuente and Maria Claudia Origlia. I'd like to have also a book written by J. M. de Barandiaràn (in Spanish),but it's not simple to find it here, maybe in the future ^_^
See ya soon and stay safe,