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Fauns and Faun Mythology

Faun by Leon Bakst. Fauns were mentioned in Greek and Roman mythology. They lived in forests and in Greek mythology were associated with the Greek God Pan. Pan was the god of fields and forests and was connected to fertility. He is also the creator of the pan flute - an ancient musical instrument made from several pieces of reed or bamboo joined together.

Vaslav Nijinsky as the faun at the premiere of the Ballets Russes’ production of Afternoon of the Faun at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris, May 1912

Vaslav Nijinsky as the faun at the premiere of the Ballets Russes’ production of Afternoon of the Faun at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris, May 1912

Henri Matisse - Afternoon of a Faun (The Concert) [L'Après-midi d'un faune (le concert)], 1932

ephemeral-elegance: Wool Appliqued Velvet Afternoon Dress, ca. 1902 via Augusta Auctions

Portraits de gens célèbres par Felix Nadar

Felix Nadar's photograph of Claude Debussy, 1908 (http://www.laboiteverte.fr/en/portraits-de-gens-celebres-par-felix-nadar/#)

Léon BAKST Costume for a nymph c.1912 silk chiffon, lamé, metallic ribbon, cotton

Evoking The Afternoon of A Faun

Evoking The Afternoon of A Faun | The Genealogy of Style

whenever I have a nightmare, I picture a deer in a grassy field to make it go away :)