Figures of Greek mythology. The nymph Arethusa was known throughout Greece for the beauty of her body and the delicacy of his gestures.
Artemis, sister of Apollo and god of hunting and girls, took care from an early age, allenandola to running and swimming, disciplines where Arethusa became unbeatable.
One day, after a long run in the woods, Arethusa decided to cool off in a beautiful stream surrounded by large trees. Removed his clothes, Arethusa is conceded to a relaxing bath in this beautiful place: the chirping of birds, the wind in the leaves and the gentle flow of water sounded like a melody.
All of a sudden, however, fall in a surreal silence, followed by a whisper that frightened nymph. Out of the water, start to run fast. But the A voice told him to stop: it was Alpheus, the god of the river, attracted by the beauty of Arethusa.
Alfeo began to pursue Arethusa, already tired from the previous race. The nymph, when you're feeling now been achieved, called for help Artemis. This Arethusa wrapped in a cloud and blew hard in the direction of Sicily, to put to shelter the nymph who had cared for so lovingly.
Width: 144 cm
Height: 116 cm
Oil painting on canvas