Monday, June 29, 2015

Eye Candy for Today: Edwin Austin Abbey scene from Shakespeare

King Lear, Act I, Scene I; Edwin Austin Abbey
“King Lear”, Act I, Scene I; Edwin Austin Abbey

In the Metropolitan Museum of Art, use zoom link or download arrow under image. Also, larger, somewhat brighter image on Wikimeda Commons.

Usually the Met’s images are pretty accurate, but I happen to like the one from Wikimedia Commons a little better in this case, so I’ve used it above.

Another of Edwin Austin Abbey’s wonderful interpretations of scenes from Shakespeare’s plays, for which he was justifiably well known. Even the faces of the incidental characters — half-hidden in shadow — are full of drama.

 
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