L’amour des âmes1900 by Jean Delville

The Love Of Souls

While lovely and romantic on one hand, this work also portrays the coming together of the female and male aspects of humanity, which only when combined can create the perfect being. This new being is the point of the painting, as the man and woman are actually only the tail, beneath the tail even, of the phoenix which is manifesting above them. (https://steampunkopera.wordpress.com/2013/07/20/the-art-of-esoteric-symbolism-jean-delville/)
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