Eternity’s Avatar – No. 245 of 550 – SOLD

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Tiffany’s Research Notes on “Eternity’s Avatar”:

This beautiful limited edition facsimile etching is a faithful reproduction of Norman Lindsay’s original etching which he created in 1927.

The title “Eternity’s Avatar” eludes to the winged angel basked in light near the opening of the curtain. “Avatar” means “the descent of deity to earth in a human form”.

Lindsay held a lifelong fascination with the tales of Greek Mythology and their gods. The winged figure in “Eternity’s Avatar” could perhaps represent “Eros”, the Greek God of Love.

Eros was also represented in Roman mythology as Cupid, the beautiful winged boy, who Lindsay shows as a winged hermaphrodite.

Apart from the mystical element of this work, Lindsay also skilfully creates a scene full of anticipation and intrigue as the women turn to watch the winged creature enter their midst.

The individual beauty of the women and their dresses adds to the attractiveness of the composition.

Lindsay’s shows his mastery of etching in his portrayal of the delicacy and softness of lace and cloth and the fine detail in the beautiful faces of the women in this work.

The original etching of “Eternity’s Avatar” initially sold for 12 guineas in 1927 and working proofs of this etching are held at the Mitchell Library in Sydney.

Limited Edition Facsimile Etching (Framed)
35.4 x 30.3 cm
67 x 55 cm
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