Jake Baddeley

Fine Art Painter & Sculptor

Virgo

Oil on canvas – 90 x 70 cm – unique painting. Only one available.

Virgo is the only female figure in the zodiac and as such has been associated with most of the main female deities but in particular those who represent crop fertility, including Ceres, Proserpina, Persephone, Demeter and Aphrodite. The zodiac figure of Virgo is generally depicted as a winged maiden holding a palm branch in her right hand and an ear of corn in her left, though here I chose flowers as a more general symbol of fertility.

Also available as a limited edition art print

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Virgo

Oil on canvas - 90 x 70 cm - unique painting. Only one available.

Also availalable as a limited edtion art print: https://www.jakebaddeley.com/available-art/virgo/

Virgo August 23 - September 22

Virgo is the only female figure in the zodiac and as such has been associated with most of the main female deities but in particular those who represent crop fertility, including Ceres - the Roman goddess of corn and harvest - Proserpina, Persephone, Demeter and Aphrodite.
The zodiac figure of Virgo is generally depicted as a winged maiden holding a palm branch in her right hand and an ear of corn in her left, though here I chose flowers as a more general symbol of fertility.

The roots of the symbolism of Virgo as the earth goddess holding a spike of corn can be traced to the ancient Mesopotamian period. Thus the Babylonian reference for the constellation was Ab Sin, ‘the Furrow’, depicting the virgin land about to bear its fruit. By the classical era the Sun’s transit through the zodiac sign had taken precedence and Virgo became more directly perceived as a Maiden of fruition through the Harvest.

The original Virgo is believed to be the early grain goddess Nidoba who, prior to Nabu (the Babylonian god of wisdom, justice and ‘the scribe’), was an important goddess of writing. As Nabu rose to prominence he absorbed the worship of Nidoba and became identified with the planet Mercury, the planet that now rules this sign. In Babylonian myth, the identification between Virgo and the grain goddess led the constellation figure to be personified as Ishtar, the consort of the corn god Tammuz.

The Roman Manilius’s description of the traits of Virgo directly influences later accounts of the meanings of its stars. He clearly describes an emphasis that accords with our modern view of Virgo being the sign of purity, prudence, diplomacy, discerning mental vision and a retiring disposition.

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JT Konstanturos
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5/5

She is more than beautiful and an inspiration to me.

1 year ago
Leonora Gaitanou
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5/5

Incredible artwork! Really unique! Gives unique feeling in the room where we have it and its energy feels very alive. It projects something special to the whole house; like a divine protection.

1 year ago
Ingrid
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5/5

The intersection of true artful human expression and well-tended subconscious emanations - this is how I see Jake's art, and especially 'Gemini.'
I was delighted to come across Jake's art. The process of discovery and acquisition of the print have been wonderfully human and pleasant. Mark is an absolute delight in correspondence. I can't wait to have the print back from the framers' and hang it on my wall. I may just place a chair before it and sit with it when I feel in need of a meaningful conversation.
Thank you, Jake & Mark

1 year ago
Carolee Lapeyre
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5/5

Exquisite!!! The Quest’s sumptuous colors come to life as she invites the viewer to join her on her journey! She is printed on the most lovely paper. She exudes with beauty! Thank you for this beautiful piece!

1 year ago
MARIE-FRANCE de PALACIO
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5/5

Excellent

2 years ago
Anonymous
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5/5

A real masterpiece

2 years ago
Andreas
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5/5

A masterpiece, I love it

3 years ago
Hans
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5/5

Dit is het tweede werk dat ik heb gekocht van Jake. Het intrigerende The Lady Vanishes uit 2013 smaakte naar meer, waarop ik besloot mijn verzameling aan te vullen met Spiritus Sanctus, een totaal ander werk (kleiner en op op paneel) uit 2015. Gekocht via de website, dus een gokje hoe het zou uitpakken. Maar ik heb er geen spijt van. Het is een mooie uitbreiding, waar ik met veel plezier en bewondering van geniet.

3 years ago
Diana
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5/5

Great quality and work! Very good communication with the provider and hand-signed by Jake ! A piece of art that finds its “owner” by the energy level.

3 years ago
Stephen Skinner
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4/5

Excellent painting. Good service

3 years ago

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