Odalisque and Love, symbolized with a heart

When we raise our arms above our head, we reference many things. Honoring ourselves, self confidence, the barbaric female, praise, etc….

In this case, the Goddess is honoring herself, and her Love for herself, or her Love for somebody, or something. The “Odalisque” gesture, being one of the most common depictions of women in art for many, many years.  Here she is, with arms raised above her head, while gently supporting the heart; referencing ‘Love’….

The Odalisque in Love (at auction today)

Thank you for taking the time….

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