Portfolio > Kouros and Koroi: Oils / Poems

Young girl standing stiffly within a beach scene
A Girl's Holiday
oil on primed paper
58 x 32"

While painting “A Girl’s Holiday” I was impressed with the quality of Barbara’s stiff pose reminding me of ancient Kore or Korai statuary of maiden female figures created during the Archaic Greek period (600-480BCE.) (1) According to Daniel H. Harrison, “ the kore in her solidity is like the kouros, expressing strength as well as beauty and prosperity, but being feminine, she is given an inward quality the male figures generally lack.” (2)