PIC OF THE DAY
Hamlet is one of those plays where I hate the protagonist and antagonist but I love the supporting characters. Ophelia is my favorite character because she goes crazy because she doesn’t know why Hamlet doesn’t love her anymore. Abandonment is the key feature in Ophelia’s insanity, and I think this painting expresses this. Its my favorite painting as well!
Just saw a version of Hamlet in Oxford. It was interesting.. somehow the cast managed to make Shakespeare’s tragedy into a farce, whether this was intentional i don’t know. Reminded me of this beautiful painting by Millais which shows that artwork has the ability to capture tragedy far more effectively than a play.