28 April 2013

what they wore: the blonde & the Bard


 Yet mark'd I where the bolt of Cupid fell:
It fell upon a little western flower,
Before milk-white, now purple with love's wound,
And maidens call it love-in-idleness.
- Shakespeare

Palma il Vecchio "A Blonde Woman"

more about the painting at the National Gallery here


1 comment:


Related Posts with Thumbnails