Boreas, 1903 by John William Waterhouse


Boreas, 1903


John William Waterhouse

Ref GM3682
Type Fine Art Print
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Boreas, was the purple-winged God of the North Wind and he was also the God of Winter, who swept down from the cold mountains of Thrace, chilling the air with his icy breaths. This painting in the pre-Raphaelite style, depicts a young girl buffeted by the wind of Boreas and in 1904, the Royal Academy described the image as `in wind-blown draperies of slate colour and blue, a girl passes through a spring landscape, accented by pink blossom and daffodils`. The viewer is left to their imagination as between the influence of Boreas and the young girl depicted in this wonderfully evocative painting.