Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Love's Shadow by Frederick Sandys

Have you ever felt like that?


Rose~ said...

Is it jealousy?

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Possibly. I think you can interpet paintings in different ways.

It certainly is an unusual look in her face.

There are certainly plenty of paintings of people looking sorrowful because of unrequited love, but this is quite different.

It is a look of anger and frustration.

She feels unsatisfied and disappointed and she it makes here feel angry.

Every Blessing in Christ


Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

My guess is that she is not angry with anybody in particular.

I think she just feels frustrated at being unloved.

Missy said...

Her eyes look sad, not angry and the biting of the flower seems anxious to me. I'm imagining she's concerned that he isn't noticing her. So yes, I have felt like that.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Thanks so much for your thoughts.

She certainly is sad, but I do think there is some anger there, espcecially in the position of her mouth.

Of course, sometimes anger manifests itself in anger.

God Bless