Merlin and Nimue

Merlin and Nimue, acrilico su tela, cm80xcm60,Ferrara, 2019


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Merlin and Nimue


  • Merlin and Nimue soft color painting
  • Abstract Painting on White Canvas
  • One of a kind artwork
  • A handmade acrylic fine colors painting

The Lady of the Lake is perhaps one of the most mysterious and ambiguous characters in Arthurian folklore.  Although she is commonly accepted as being the leader or ruler of Avalon, her character has been attributed with other actions as well.

The story of her beguiling Merlin is most often attributed to the name Nimue.  While she is a student of Merlin, he becomes enamored of her and falls under her spell, both figuratively and literally.

She convinces him to teach her his magical secrets, withholding her love until he does so.  However, she uses the power and magic from these secrets to trap him in a tree trunk or cave, depending on the version.  She is certainly portrayed as an antagonist, as she takes Merlin away from Arthur and the good of Camelot.

The wizard Merlin has fallen in love with ‘a lady of the lake’, Nimue, whom he taught some magic secrets. This piece is inspired by ‘The Lady of the Lake’, an enchantress in the Matter of Britain, the body of medieval literature and legend associated with King Arthur.

An encouraging and powerful abstract creation. This subtle and gentle piece of art has a spiritual message to it.


  • This is an original Artwork, handmade and painted Alessandro Tognin.
  • This is not a print painting. Gallery wrapped canvas, stretched with staple free painted sides.
  • The Painting is ready to hang. No framing needed unless preferred.


Material: Acrylic paints

Size: 80 x 60 cm

Colors: Orange, blue, yellow, black, green, red, white, grey

Scope of Application: Living room, bedroom, dining room, study, bay window, balcony, office, etc.

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