Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Images of Cleopatra
I've been looking for neoclassical artwork--trying to find ways to incorporate their strict geometric compositions into my blocking (because, you know, I'm a masochist). Out of curiosity, I did a search for images of Cleopatra herself.
Fascinating to see how different eras interpreted this protean character. It seems like she could transform to suit the needs of just about any artistic movement.
Here's one I like by John Waterhouse (a pre-Raphaelite, though strongly influenced by neo-classicism).