Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Paulus Bor - The Enchantress

The Disillusioned Medea (aka The Enchantress) painted by Paulus Bor in Amersfoort, ca. 1640.

The moody young woman seated before an altar and a statue of the goddess Diana is an enchantress, as her magic wand indicates.

Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.


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  1. I think she was using more than her magic wand to enchant.

  2. She doesn't look so much disillusioned as disenchanted.

  3. It took me a minute to realize the painter is from your hometown!


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