Thursday, October 7, 2010

Minoan Landscape with Swallows

Though painted in 1650BCE, this mural still maintains a vitality that it was most likely originally aiming to depict at the time of its creation. It is also referred to as the Spring Mural. The swallows in this landscape appear active, their heads tilted and some even depicted in the air as if in flight. There is a freshness to this painting that ties in directly with the season that it is illustrating.

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