The Art of Virginia Strom Precourt 

29.

Persephone's Gateway

1967-68

Polyfresco

48 1/2” x 64”

Price: $ 8,000

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As Virginia Strom Precourt continued to refine her polyfresco medium, she would spend the summer months applying layer after layer of paint to her panels. In winter, she would drag the art into the woods adjoining her New England studio to let the cold and snow weather her art. “Persephone’s Gateway” taps into the ancient Greek myth that explains the fierce extremes of the seasons: Persephone, the daughter of Zeus, was captured by Hades, and forced to spend half her time in the underworld. The gateway—her point of transition—was the place where darkness and light collided.

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