Wednesday, May 30, 2007

O Woman! Lovely Woman! Nature made thee

To temper man: we had been brutes without you.
Angels are painted fair, to look like you;
There's in you all that we believe of heaven, -
Amazing brightness, purity, and truth,
Eternal joy, and everlasting love.


Thomas Otway (1652-1685)



This is almost hypnotic. But how did they just skip right over the Pre-Raphaelites in this 500 year survey of woman's portraiture? Or did I blink?

1 comment:

UF Mike said...

That is, like, totally far-freaking out.