Moon Nymph by Luis Ricardo Falero
Moon Nymph by Luis Ricardo Falero

Moon Nymph

Moon Nymph c1883 by Spanish Painter Luis Ricardo Falero (1851 – 1896), specializing in female nudes, mythological, oriental and fantasy art creations; incorporating his interest in astronomy into many of his artistic creations.

This fantasy portrait by Falero has a Moon Nymph in space in front of the Moon which is mostly in shadow, with her right hand stretched out toward the moon; while she is touching her neck with her left hand.

I took the liberty with this image to enhance the star background with an addition fractal star field to minimize the look of a void in the artwork.

Moon Nymph is a retouched digital art reproduction of a public domain image that is available for purchase as a canvas art print online.

Info Below From Wikipedia.org

Falero was born in Granada and originally pursued a career in the Spanish Navy, but gave it up to his parents’ disappointment. He travelled on foot to Paris, where he studied art, chemistry and mechanical engineering.

The experiments which he had to conduct in the latter two were dangerous, leading him to decide to focus on painting alone.[3] He was a student of Gabriel Ferrier.[4] After Paris, he studied in London, where he eventually settled.[2]

Falero had a particular interest in astronomy and incorporated celestial constellations into many of his works, such as “The Marriage of a Comet” and “Twin Stars”. His interest and knowledge of astronomy also led him to illustrate the works of Camille Flammarion.

In 1896, the year of his death, Maud Harvey sued Falero for paternity. The suit alleged that Falero seduced Harvey when she was 17, first serving as his housemaid, and then model. When he discovered she was pregnant, he dismissed her.

She won the case and was awarded five shillings per week in support of their child. Falero died at University College Hospital, London, at the age of 45

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