The painting “Byblis” by the once deeply unfashionable Bouguereau is now like Lord Leighton, Alma Tadema and Gerome seen everywhere from Wikipedia to book covers and posters; these nineteenth century painters seem to have found new markets and new admirers in the electronic age. My Byblis is an electronic nymph. In the myth she is a truly tragic figure; hopelessly in love with her brother, in some versions she hangs herself, in others drowns herself in a lake of her own tears.
The model is a semi-professional singer, Fabiana Ruggeri - and she sings divinely. To hear her sing in the backstage documentary about the making of this photo