Luis Ricardo Falero
Spanish, 1851 - 1896
The Moon Nymph
Also known as 'Diana'.
Falero shows his nymph in front of a waxing moon. In mythology, the associated goddesses of a waxing moon are Artemis, Branwen, Eriu, Nymph and Epona. The waxing moon symbolizes new beginnings, inspiration, vitality and freedom. The name 'nymph' was given to spirit creatures that lived in different areas of the earth. Dryads lived in the trees; naiads were nymphs of the rivers; oceanides were nymphs of the ocean; the oreads were nymphs of the mountains.
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