Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Monna Vanna – Dante Gabriel Rossetti

                          rossetti77

Playwright Maurice Maeterlinck saw Monna Vanna as a heroine -- “a woman revered as the epitome of honor and virtue, who must surrender her body for a night to the hated leader of the Florentine army,” and whose choices that night “unleashed a torrent of conflicts and sub-conflicts.”

What estimation do you think Rossetti makes of Monna, and why?  Look at the clues the artist offers[click here and scroll down a little for some of them].

Is Monna, as depicted here, in some way similar to Judith, who was faced with a similar choice?

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