|Midsummer's Night Eve
John G. Naish
|As you like it. Act II, Scene
|Othello, Act II
At the peak of the summer season I thought a little inspiration from the classics would help stir up our creativity.
So I thought our own little "Shakespearean Festival" might just invoke the right muse.
The first image is a painting by John G. Naish, appropriately entitled "Midsummer's Night Eve", obviously inspired himself by the great playwright.
The second image is "Augustus", a picture that I have had for a while but never noted who painted it, but I thought it appropriate for either Julius Caesar or Anthony and Cleopatra.
The third image is by John Ogborne an English engraver, 1725 - 1795, depicting Shakespeare's As you like it. Act II, Scene VII, 18th century in a color stipple engraving.
The fourth image is by the Russian Alexandra Exter, 1882 - 1949, with a modern interpretation of Othello, Act II.
Hope you enjoy these and have fun.