Fann was a princess of the Daoine Shí, or Fairy Folk, as the Tuatha Dé Danann were known in later times, and wife of the Manannan Mac Lir, the god of the sea and sister of Libán.
Fann was known as Fann the Pearl of Beauty and had powers of sorcery as did all of the Shí, the Fairy Folk.
She fought and had a falling-out with the powerful Manannan and as a consequence her fairy kingdom was attacked by demons of the Fomor and in danger of being overrun. Cú Chulainn, the hero of Ulster, came to her aid and defeated them. Fann, in return made good her word and became his lover, seducing him and initiating in the sensual ways of the Shí and the delights that await those mortals invited to enter the Otherworld.
Artist’s Note: I tried hard to capture the exquisite beauty of the model for Fann. She reminded me, when I first met her of a Botticelli Venus and I painted her with Alessandro’s image in my mind.
The A4 8×11 and A3 11×16 are printed by me in my studio, the A2 16×23 prints are colour lithographic prints on white 300gsm heavy textured linen finish stock, 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.
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