Mandy Boursicot is a leader in the emerging Classical Realism movement. After rigorous training in the academic method at the Angel Academy of Art in Florence, Italy, she now practices and teaches in her private atelier in Vancouver, BC.
Léon-Augustin Lhermitte (French, 1844–1925). The Grape Harvest, 1884. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of William Schaus, 1887 (87.22.2) @@@.....http://es.pinterest.com/mariaalicegoula/trabalho-feminino/
Mahapratisara, the Buddhist Protectress, 10th century. India (Bihar). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Florence and Herbert Irving Gift, 1991 (1991.108) | Female bodhisattvas like this Tara were becoming increasingly important to the Buddhist communities of North India. In her lower left hand she holds a palm leaf manuscript suggesting she may have been understood as a manifestation of this text or the very embodiment of Buddhist ideology. #Buddhism
Abbott Handerson Thayer - "A Virgin" (1892-1893) Thayer began this group portrait of his children, Gladys, Mary, and Gerald, soon after the untimely death of their mother in 1891. He originally envisioned the central figure, Mary, as Flora, the Greek goddess of flowers, but he decided to make her a Greek "Victory" figure instead, with clouds billowing behind her like wings.
"The Penitent", William-Adolphe Bouguereau. The image was probably meant to suggest Mary Magdalene - - it seems to show the after-effects of penitence - the peace, the lightness, the wholeness, the empowerment ...