Saturday, August 15, 2009

Pandora's Box

English painter Arthur Rackham (1867 –1939)

Pandora’s box


  1. This reminds me of Goya's Caprichos etchings, except with a pre-Raphaelite influence. Was this part of a larger series by chance?

  2. To tell the truth, I have no idea. Found it without any comments in the web. But considering that Rackham did a lot of illustrations for books with fairy tales etc, it is possible that it was an illustration for a book about greek mythology. On the other side Pandora looks so modern with her Art Deco hairstyle, that it may be a single symbolic painting about the curiosity of modern women.