You've Been Thunderstruck (Semele & Zeus)by Emily Swedberg (Ito Inez)
ABOUT THE ART
Zeus loved the mortal, Semele, but his jealous wife, Hera, appeared to Semele and convinced her rival to trick Zeus into revealing himself to her in the full magnificence of his divinity. Thus Semele was burned to a cinder by the splendor of Zeus and his lightning flash. From her ashes came Dionysus, the god of wine and madness. This painting portrays the surreal moment when lightning and body intermingle.
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