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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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