The Original Archetype in Art Article Is Here
Copyright 2010 Donald L. Conover (Twitter: @skip_conover)
Good places to start to study the use of Archetype in Art are:
Women Who Run with the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes. Estes’s story “Vasalisa the Wise” is the model for Meiko: Memoirs of a Woman, by David Gerritsan. In her commentary on this story, Estes discussed the nine stages a woman must pass through psychically in order to achieve her individuation. This process is covered in the first 16 chapters of Gerritsan’s work. Gerritsan also used Estes’s insights about archetypes contained in the psyche of women to write his poem, “The Whale and the Horse.” Gerritsan is seeking collaborators on the translation of this poem into all languages. The Spanish version has already been completed, and a version in Malay is under preparation. See also The Creative Fire by Estes.
Gods In Everyman A New Psychology of Men’s Lives and Loves by Jean Shinoda Bolen, who attended one of my art openings in Annapolis in 2005.
The Masks oF God: Creative Mythologyby Joseph Campbell. Campbell’s work on Mythology is the most comprehensive ever written. He clearly demonstrates the sources of myths the World over, and how they relate to Archetype! Regrettably this work is out of print, but the link will take you to a place where you could buy a used copy. The alternative is to find it in your public library! It has been translated into many languages under the name of the full 4-volume series, The Masks of God, Vol. 1: Primitive Mythology