"Opheli" by John Everett Millais

Painted by John Everett Millais in 1851, “Ophelia” is currently located in the Tate Britain in London. The famous painting depicts Ophelia, a character from Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” drowning in a river as described in Act IV, Scene VII by Queen Gertrude. Criticized by some, including John Ruskin, for not lending the proper pathos to the dramatic scene, others, including Salvador Dalí, greatly admired the work. “Ophelia” is considered one of the greatest masterpieces of the Pre-Raphaelite style, combining drama with intense attention to natural detail. Buona visione!


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