By John-William Godward SKU:1737

Flabellifera"" is a remarkable painting by John William Godward, created in the early 20th century. This exquisite artwork stands out due to its exceptional attention to detail and the artist's signature Neoclassical style. Depicting a graceful woman holding a fan, the painting showcases Godward's mastery in capturing the beauty and elegance of the classical world. The yearning expression on the subject's face adds a touch of emotion, making the artwork even more captivating. ""Flabellifera"" remains a special painting cherished by art enthusiasts for its timeless charm and the artist's unwavering dedication to preserving the spirit of classical art in a changing artistic landscape.

47 cm

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Title: “”Flabellifera: A Timeless Neoclassical Masterpiece by John William Godward””

Year Painted: Early 20th Century
Flabellifera”” is a captivating painting by the renowned artist John William Godward, dating back to the early 20th century. As an exemplar of Neoclassical art, this masterpiece epitomizes Godward’s dedication to preserving the elegance and allure of the classical world.

The painting portrays a graceful woman holding a fan, adorned in the timeless fashion of ancient Greece or Rome. Godward’s meticulous attention to detail is evident in every aspect of the artwork – from the intricate drapery and delicate folds of the woman’s garment to the subtle nuances of her expression, conveying a mix of tranquility and longing.

Painted during a time when modernist movements were gaining popularity, “”Flabellifera”” stands as a nostalgic nod to the past, reflecting the artist’s steadfast commitment to the Neoclassical style. While the art world witnessed radical shifts towards abstract and avant-garde approaches, Godward remained unwavering in his pursuit of classical ideals.

The painting’s title, “”Flabellifera,”” refers to the Latin term for “”fan-bearer,”” an essential role in the ancient courts, symbolizing the subject’s privileged position in a refined society. By choosing this theme, Godward not only captures the allure of classical antiquity but also offers a glimpse into the lives of the elite in historical settings.

One of the reasons “”Flabellifera”” holds a special place among art enthusiasts is its ability to transport viewers to a world of timeless beauty and sophistication. The woman’s captivating gaze and poise, combined with the artist’s skillful brushwork, evoke a sense of serenity and elegance that resonates across time.

Additionally, the painting exemplifies Godward’s virtuosity in depicting the female form with a delicate sensibility. His subjects often exude a sense of empowerment and allure, celebrating the timeless allure of women and their pivotal role in shaping history and culture.

Over the years, “”Flabellifera”” has found its home in prestigious art collections, adorning the walls of renowned galleries and museums. Its enduring appeal lies in its ability to transcend artistic movements and trends, remaining relevant and cherished for its portrayal of classical beauty and the artist’s unwavering commitment to his unique artistic vision.

In conclusion, “”Flabellifera”” is a timeless masterpiece that embodies the essence of John William Godward’s artistic brilliance. Painted during a time of artistic upheaval, the painting represents the artist’s dedication to preserving the elegance and charm of classical art. Its portrayal of a graceful woman and its meticulous attention to detail have secured its status as a very special painting, celebrated for its ability to transport viewers to a world of enduring beauty and classical allure.

Original size:
61 x 71 cm (width x height)
Art style:
Minimal order width:
40 cm
Maximum order width:
122 cm

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