About the artwork:
'Flaming June' is a painting by Frederic Lord Leighton, produced in 1895. Painted with oil paints on a 47' x 47' square canvas, it is widely considered to be Leighton's magnum opus, showing his classicist nature. It is thought that the woman portrayed alludes to the sleeping figures the Greeks would often paint which were collectively referred to as Venus.
This painting is currently on loan to Museo El Prado in Madrid. It will be on display until Jun 21 2009.