Saturday, January 26, 2008
Love and the Maiden, by John Roddam Spencer Stanhope
This picture is heavely influenced by Italian early renaissance painting.
It is not based on any particular mythological story. The viewer is left to insert her own narrative into the scene.
I think the maiden has avoided joining the group of dancing young people out of modesty or shyness; yet it will not be long before she finds love regardless.