Oil, Paintings
on the way to the oracle original painting for sale by Rachel Santel

“On the Way, To the Oracle”

Inspiration & Technique

Drawn first in detail then painted with oils.

This is the exact spot in Greece where the Oracle of Delphi was thought to have resided. The Oracle was usually a woman picked off the street, possibly homeless. She was told to sit in a location where there was thought to have had cracks in the earth, where she inhaled vapors and went into a trance. The laurel leaves were also eaten by her to help her see the future.

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