Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Damsel with a....

An old engraving in my host's house in London...of course it made me think of the damsel with a dulcimer in Colerdige's poem. Note the many pear/paisley/yin-yang curves of the figure and the instrument, echoed in the lilies in the background, circling around to meet each other.

10 comments:

Cláudia said...

And a clear heart, right in the middle of her chest, encircled by golden details.

On her side, a strange object (vegetal, mineral?) with a point reminiscent of an arrow's point.

Heart and arrow - Cupid.

Subby said...

Makes me wonder if anyone still does this. The work that goes into these is truly amazing ;)

Beautiful piece and better reference...!

Jasmine said...

Such a beautiful painting, hard to believe it is an engraving. Such a skill. I will have to hunt out the poem xJ

Clowncar said...

fractals!

Harnett-Hargrove said...

So delicately done. I love that her arms 'look' tattooed to match her skirt. -J

Poet in Residence said...

If music be the food of love - play on.

lj said...

Hello Susan! I just found your blog thanks to the very funny Tomas Serrano and I am glad I came because your stuff is great!!

rosedale's 4head said...

the colors are thrilling - i don't think I've ever encounter "soft" like this...

p.s. there's lots of 'phallic'ing' going on here too, but makes it that much the lovlier!

Eva said...

I guess she is meant to be Turkish. The instrument is a saz.

Titus said...

Stunning, and so right.