Flaming June

In Art, Ray Bradbury, Tributes on June 17, 2012 at 10:52 pm

This seems rather appropriate for the occasion, as well… And it IS June…


‘Flaming June is a painting by Sir Frederic Leighton, produced in 1895. It is widely considered to be Leighton’s magnum opus, showing his classicist nature. It is thought that the woman portrayed alludes to the figures of sleeping nymphs and naiads the Greeks often sculpted. The (toxic) Oleander branch in the top right, symbolises the fragile link between sleep and death.

The painting was honored in a song by Paul Weller on his Stanley Road album and Mexican singer Luis Miguel in his music video for the song Amarte es un Placer.
It also illustrates the cover of the 1989 album Waltz Darling by Malcolm McLaren.’

~ Wikipedia


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