Wednesday, October 16, 2013
The Pearl. 
Anthony Frederick Augustus Sandys.

The Pearl.
Anthony Frederick Augustus Sandys.

May Margaret.
Anthony Frederick Augustus Sandys, 1855-6.

May Margaret.
Anthony Frederick Augustus Sandys, 1855-6.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Helen of Troy. 
Anthony Frederick Augustus Sandys, 1867.

Helen of Troy.
Anthony Frederick Augustus Sandys, 1867.

Love’s Shadow 
Anthony Frederick Augustus Sandys, 1867.

Love’s Shadow
Anthony Frederick Augustus Sandys, 1867.

Monday, October 14, 2013
Medea. 
Anthony Frederick Augustus Sandys, 1868.

Medea.
Anthony Frederick Augustus Sandys, 1868.

Jason and Medea
John William Waterhouse, 1907.

Jason and Medea
John William Waterhouse, 1907.

Medea. 
Evelyn De Morgan, 1889.

Medea.
Evelyn De Morgan, 1889.

Médée
Alphonse Mucha, 1898. 
—-

I’ve been reading lots of Greek plays for my PhD comprehensive exam prep. Medea has been lurking on the periphery of my mind, I don’t know what to make of her and the more I think on her, the more of an enigma she becomes. She is a character who is wronged many times and completely betrayed by Jason and yet her actions are still almost incomprehensible. 

One of my peers in our reading groups suggested that Medea’s killing of her children is an act of anti-colonial resistance. She would and could not not allow Jason to raise them as Greeks. I hadn’t considered that reading before, but it sits better with me than many others.

Médée
Alphonse Mucha, 1898.
—-

I’ve been reading lots of Greek plays for my PhD comprehensive exam prep. Medea has been lurking on the periphery of my mind, I don’t know what to make of her and the more I think on her, the more of an enigma she becomes. She is a character who is wronged many times and completely betrayed by Jason and yet her actions are still almost incomprehensible.

One of my peers in our reading groups suggested that Medea’s killing of her children is an act of anti-colonial resistance. She would and could not not allow Jason to raise them as Greeks. I hadn’t considered that reading before, but it sits better with me than many others.

Monday, September 16, 2013 Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Sleeping Nude - Warren B. Davis
1915

Sleeping Nude - Warren B. Davis

1915

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Saturday, March 30, 2013
c0ssette:

Auguste Raynaud (1850-1937) La Nuit,detail.

c0ssette:

Auguste Raynaud (1850-1937) La Nuit,detail.

Saturday, March 23, 2013
Pallas and the Centaur.
Sandro Botticelli, c. 1482. 

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Pallas and the Centaur.
Sandro Botticelli, c. 1482.

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(Source: Wikipedia)

Friday, March 22, 2013
Le Printemps (Spring). 
Joseph-Laurent Bouvier, 1840.

Le Printemps (Spring).
Joseph-Laurent Bouvier, 1840.

Spring. 
Alfons Mucha, 1896.

Spring.
Alfons Mucha, 1896.

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