Thursday, May 17, 2012

Cavegirl Art 19: Girl in a leopard skin

Well, technically she is not a cavegirl at all but she is in a leopard skin, she is outside and she doesn't have any modern adornments in the way of bracelets or necklaces.

In fact she is a Bacchante, drawn by English artist George Owen Wynne Apperley (1884-1960) in 1942.

Apperley was born in Ventnor, on the Isle of Wight, but moved to Spain to live in 1916 where he became one of the country's most celebrated artists, although he is virtually unknown in the country of his birth. He had to leave his home in Granada because of the Spanish Civil War and moved to Tangier where he lived and painted until his death in 1960.

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