Shakespeare on canvas9:48 AM
I've just discovered Shakespeare Illustrated, a website that shows, among many things, several paintings portraying scenes from Shakespeare's plays. Some of my favorites are:
|William Quiller Orchardson, "If Music Be the Food of Love, Play On" (1890)|
from Twelfth Night
|William Blake, Lear and Cordelia in Prison (c. 1778-80)|
from King Lear
|Joseph Mallord William Turner, Queen Mab's Cave (1846)|
from Romeo and Juliet
Oh, Turner... you can never really disapoint, can you? According to the Tate Gallery: "a reviewer called [the painting above] ‘a daylight dream in all the wantonness of gorgeous, bright, and positive colour, not painted but apparently flung upon the canvas’."
What other paintings depicting Shakespeare's plays do you like?