96. Wendy Artin: Sixteen watercolor drawings for Stone from Delphi

Arion Press’s ninety-sixth publication is poetry by Seamus Heaney, Stone from Delphi, a collection of his poems with classical themes, chosen by Helen Vendler.

Wendy Artin’s watercolor drawings, done especially for this book, were made from Greek and Roman statues whose subjects appear in Heaney’s writings in this volume, for example: the Menade danzante, 404-405 AD, in the Campidoglio, Rome; Actaeon, first Century AD, from the National Museum in Naples; and Aphrodite rising from her bath, 460 AD, in the Palazzo Altemps, Rome. The drawings are reproduced in the edition at same size.

There are sixteen illustrations in all. The subjects are Hercules and Antaeus, Omphalos, Hermes, Coventina, Aeneas and Anchises, Charon, Eurydice and Orpheus, Maenad, Mycenae Lion Gate, Temple of Asclepius, Hercules and Athena, Aphrodite, Jupiter, Venus, Orpheus and Lyre, and Actaeon.

The original watercolor drawings by Wendy Artin are depicted below. Contact the artist about availability.

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Hercules and Antaeus Omphalos Hermes Coventina Aeneas and Anchises Charon Eurydice and Orpheus Maenad Mycenae Lion Gate Temple of Asclepius Hercules and Athena Aphrodite Jupiter Venus Orpheus and Lyre Actaeon

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In November 2013, Stone from Delphi is on view and for sale in Boston, Nov. 1 though Dec. 1, with an appearance by artist Wendy Artin on Nov. 1, at the Gurari Collections, and in NYC Nov. 6 – 10 at the Park Avenue Armory IFPDA Print Fair.

Seamus Heaney Memorial Readings in NYC in November: The Irish poet, who died in August, will be honored in November at three free public events in New York: on Nov. 4, the Irish Repertory Theater stages a celebration; on Nov. 11 at Cooper Union, several poets take the stage; and on Nov. 15, the Irish Arts Center hosts a reading.

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