Sunday, January 22, 2012

One in a Thousand

There must be a thousand renditions of poor sweet dead Ophelia created over the years with probably 99% created in Victorian times. This is one of them.

Paul Albert Steck — Ophelia — ca 1895

Paul Albert Steck — Ophelia — preliminary drawing


Annie said...

Hi Thom,
They are both beautiful. The drawing captures the passion, and the painting, the watery realm. I especially like the colors in the painting, the bubbles, the delicacy of the swirls in her hair and clothing and the underwater scene, and the sunlight filtering through the water. It's great to see both the drawing and the finished work.

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

As usual, you paint a lovely word picture. Thanks Annie.

Artman2112 said...

i cant top Annie's description, but yeah that's a nice one! my personal fave Ophelia is by Arthur Hughes but this one is right up there, thanks Thomas!'