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.

4 comments:

Earl said...

Matthew,

Thanks for these paintings you post. I enjoy art galleries because looking at a painting is reading the story that is embedded in the painting, as you so well illustrate. It's a lot of fun to be engaged in the process.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Thanks for your interest.

Antonio said...

I think that she may try to find love with that androgenous angel like figure.

Antonio

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

You never know.