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Midsummer's Night Eve
John G. Naish
Augustus
Artist unknown
 

 

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As you like it. Act II, Scene VII
John Ogborne
Othello, Act II
Alexandra Exter

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.