Artist: Frances Bell ROI RP ARSMA

015 - Hera

Size: 130x115cm (140x125cm framed)

Hera is the implacable queen of the Greek gods. I wanted to paint an imperious archetype as an experiment in expression. I don't often seek out the more unbending human traits when I am looking for empathy in a portrait, since most people are multi dimensional beings, but it was an enjoyable exercise to consider what aloof, unbending hauteur might look like. I have included some of her symbols to place her in her traditional sphere, but tried to keep her in the present too. I don't feel a binary choice of good or bad when I think of Hera, she is an ancient figure of traits that transcend time and exist everywhere there are humans. This universality of the Greek gods appeals to me.

Own Art Icon Spread the cost over 10 months with Own Art.
Adding to cart… The item has been added
Interested Make an enquiry
Product Details
Materials: Oil on canvas
Size Framed: 130x115cm (140x125cm framed)
Every purchase supports Mall Galleries Every purchase supports Mall Galleries
Every purchase supports Mall Galleries
Own Art Own Art
Spread the cost over 10 months with Own Art
Collection services Collection services
Bespoke collection services

Own Art

23EFDBEC-D660-44C6-8888-9975B02E7557 Interest Free Art

Own Art makes buying art easy and affordable by letting you spread the cost of your purchase over 10 months with an interest-free loan.

Contact us to arrange to purchase work via Own Art


Thank you for your enquiry and for contacting Mall Galleries / Federation of British Artists

All art sales enquiries will be responded to within 48 hours, Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 5:30pm

If you would like to speak to a member of staff, please phone +44(0)207 930 6844 (Option 1)

Something went wrong!

Make an enquiry