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John Macallan Swan : “The Sirens” (1870-1910)

Archival Inkjet on Matte Finish Fine Art Paper

The Ibis’s giclée process uses archival pigment inks on 100% cotton rag paper to achieve crisp detail and rich, lasting color. Unlike posters, they will not yellow with time, but will maintain their original quality for as long as you own them. If you are unhappy with your print for any reason, you are welcome to return it for a full refund.

Classical sirens bathe in the ocean waters as a distant ship passes along the horizon. An English artist, Swan studied in France under the academic master Jean-Léon Gérôme, whose influence is apparent in the sensuous realism of the painting’s central figure. Yet, the high-key color, delicate atmospheric effects and the overall dreamlike quality of the piece are more in keeping Symbolism and Impressionism than the highly conventionalized art that Gérôme espoused.

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