Monday, March 26, 2012


Athena’s Toes is a 14x11 oil by Shirley Fachilla.
This rather elegant couple is fascinated by Nashville’s almost 42-foot statute of Athena. She lives in our replica of the Parthenon (yes, a copy of the original one in Athens, Greece). Our Parthenon is full-size but made primarily of concrete rather than marble and hasn’t been blown up.
I love both the original and our version as well as the gilded Athena made by sculptor Alan LeQuire for Nashville. The first Parthenon had a colossal Athena, too. She was also dressed in gold; in fact, her raiment comprised the city’s treasury.  It also may have been a large contributor to her total disappearance in ancient times.
You can see Athena’s Toes at Artesia, Thursday, March 29, from 5:30 to 7:30, 2905 Parthenon Avenue (get the connection!), Nashville. The art show at Artesia benefits Nashville’s Ronald McDonald House. There’s valet parking… and a real (not painted) view of Nashville’s Parthenon. 

1 comment:

  1. Une très belle capture artistique. J'aime l'atmosphère qui règne dans cette peinture.
    La lumière est magiquement bien placée. les couleurs sont très douces et harmonieuses. Très beau travail, toutes mes félicitations.
    Gros bisous


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