21 Works, October 9th. is Évariste Vital Luminais’ day, his art, illustrated with footnotes #221

Evariste Vital Luminais
Mermaid

Oil on canvas
11 3/8 x 21 ¼ in. (29 x 54 cm.)
Private collection

A mermaid is a marine creature with the head and upper body of a female human and the tail of a fish. Mermaids appear in the folklore of many cultures worldwide. The first stories appeared in ancient Assyria. Mermaids can be benevolent or beneficent.

Évariste Vital Luminais (13 October 1821–10 or 15 May 1896) was a French painter. He is best known for works depicting early French history and is sometimes called “the painter of the Gauls”.

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Author: zaidangallery

I search Art History for Beautiful works that may, or may not, have a secondary or unexpected story to tell. I then write short summaries that grow from my research. Art work is so much more when its secrets are exposed

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