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Sun Flower
Lucy Hillenbrand


6 x 6 inches
© 2012
Photo etching from original drawing, Framed to 10 x 10 inches
This etching is from a drawing of George Frederic Watts’ (1817-1904) marble sculpture “Clytie”, (ca. 1867-1878). In this sculpture, Watts aimed to create “flexibility, impression of color and largeness of character.” He depicted a fleeting momentt from a Greek myth: the nymph Clytie metamorphosing into a sunflower. Watts captured the sense of movement as she twists her head and strains her neck muscles to see her former lover, the sun god Apollo.

Sun Flower

Lucy Hillenbrand

  • 6 x 6 inches
  • © 2012
  • Photo etching from original drawing, Framed to 10 x 10 inches

This etching is from a drawing of George Frederic Watts’ (1817-1904) marble sculpture “Clytie”, (ca. 1867-1878). In this sculpture, Watts aimed to create “flexibility, impression of color and largeness of character.” He depicted a fleeting momentt from a Greek myth: the nymph Clytie metamorphosing into a sunflower. Watts captured the sense of movement as she twists her head and strains her neck muscles to see her former lover, the sun god Apollo.