Eye Candy for Today: Edward Poynter's Helena and Hermia
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Helena and Hermia, Edward John Poynter
Victorian painter Edward Poynter gives us a beautiful and sensitive portrayal of the characters from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.
At once idealized and naturalistic, the sumptuous marble and tile — that form a stage of sorts for the two women — are set against lush foliage and tree bark through which we glimpse a backdrop of distant mountains across a darkened sea.
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