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Arthur Hughes, Ophelia, 1863, oil on canvas, Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio

Arts Everyday Living: Victorian Goddesses in Art –For the Love of Ophelia

VICTORIAN GODDESSES IN ART FOR THE LOVE OF OPHELIA   Victorian artists, like Arthur Hughes (1832-1915), were often drawn to the character of Ophelia, the tragic love of Shakespeare’s Hamlet.  In Hughes’ 1863 Ophelia (And He Will Not Come Back), though, his emphasis is on her elegance and beauty—contrasting to his Pre-Raphaelite contemporary John Everett Millais’s […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Valentine’s Day Week—Shakespeare in Love Again, Miranda and the Tempest

Please be sure to  click on the painting to ENLARGE it.    O! I have suffered With those that I saw suffer: a brave vessel, Who had no doubt, some noble creature in her, Dashed all to pieces.  O, the cry did knock Against my very heart.                                             The Tempest, Act 1, Scene 2   […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Valentine’s Day Week in Art—Shakespeare in Love Again (with Juliet)

Click on the painting to enlarge it.       But saying o’er what I have said before; My child is yet a stranger in the world;  She hath not seen the change of 14 years….                                                     Romeo and Juliet, Act 1, Scene 2 _____ _____ In observance of Valentine’s Day, I’m devoting the next […]

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