This is a set of 6 Celtic Goddesses by Jim FitzPatrick.
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Artworks in this set from left to right:
BOANN BRU NA BOINNE: Link to print
Boann was the river-goddess of the river Boyne and a warrior princess of the mystical tribe known as the Tuatha Dé Dannan who came to Ireland in earliest times in a fleet of ships that ‘sailed the high air and the low air’ and conquered the island of Éireann. She also gave her name to the river Bóinn, or Boyne, in Co. Meath, which runs beside the Brú at Newgrange.
ÉRIU: Link to print
Ériu was a goddess of the mystical Tuatha Dé Danann, one of the earliest tribes of invaders to conquer the isle known as ‘The Wooded Isle’, and much later as Éireann (the country of Ireland), named in honour of the great goddess herself. Ériu was also one of the three divine eponyms of what is now Ireland and gave her name to the Island, while ruling as a triple goddess with Banba and Fodhla up to the time of the Milesian invasion in pre-history.
This was the first of my more refined ‘Celtic’ works in colour. Executed in 1976, this series of works show the huge influence of Czech Art Nouveau artist Alfons Mucha with touches of the later and much stronger influences of Harry Clarke just beginning to appear in my work.
MORRIGAN NA BADB: Link to print
‘High up in my eyrie, I the sea-eagle Tuan, saw a huge raven plummet down onto the tent of Nuada. As it alighted on a tight drawn hawser it spread out it’s wings, silver-blue in the moonlight, and I knew it for what it was. I watched it turn into a woman, it’s pale nakedness shrouded by dark hair. It was Morrigan, the crow of battle, also beautiful war-witch, who had come to answer the anguished call of Nuada. As she entered Nuada’s tent my heart ached, for I remembered a time when I too was king and received pleasure and comfort from the same dark-haired woman who was my queen, but now lost to me forever.’
Excerpt from my book ‘The Silverarm’
EMER, WIFE OF CÚ CHULAINN: Link to print
Emer, daughter of Forgall the Foreigner became wife of Cú Chulainn when, after her father refused her hand in marriage, he attacked his fortress and carried away his daughter Emer, her foster sisters and their weight in gold and silver.
ÉRIU, GODDESS OF IRELAND: link to print
Ériu, who gave her name to the island of Éireann/Érin=Ireland, was a princess of the legendary Tuatha Dé Danann, known also as the Sidhe or Fairy Folk, and is one of the three devine eponyms of Ireland.
Ériu, Banba and Fodhla were the three warrior-goddess who reigned in Ireland at the time of the coming of the tribe known as the Milesians in ancient times and her name is remembered to this day. Her tribe eventually were defeated by the the Milesians and they, in turn , venerated the triple goddesses and made them part of their heavenly pantheon of gods and goddesses.
PALU, THE CAT GODDESS: link to print
Palu was the mother-goddess associated with divinationin Celtic times and her cult was widespread in Western Europe. She was later worshipped as the Welsh mytholigical monster cat known as Cath Paluc, or Palu’s Cat, and her cult survived in Angelsey until the coming of the Roman legions of Seutonius Paullinus.
All prints, with the exception of the A1: 33”x23”, are printed by me in my studio. The A1:33”x23” prints are printed professionally by a top quality Irish printing company. All prints are reproductions made directly from the original painting/drawing and are as close to the original as is possible.
A4 8.30”x 11.7” and A3 16.5″ x 11.69″ prints are Signed Open Edition.
A2: 23.4″x 16.5″ Prints are Signed Limited Editions of 295 and are embossed as proof of authenticity.
A1: 33.1″x 23.4″ Prints are Signed Limited Editions of 95 and are embossed as proof of authenticity. It can take up to 10 days from received payment to complete this order and ship 33”x23” prints.
Full canvas size is 40”x30” (100 x70 cm). Examples of Viva Ché and Fatalistic attitudes are in the pictures.
Canvas is mounted on a thick block wooden stretcher and canvas is wrapped around the sides and pinned on back.
Shipped in protected packing
Please note: Any damage to canvas while in transit will be covered by insurance and will be replaced by myself, Jim FitzPatrick, the artist, without further cost.