Helen Of Troy
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Painting - Oil On Canvas
A typical Rossetti type, Helen has pale skin, full red lips, and big, expressive eyes. It is the eyes which are perhaps the most important element in the context of this painting. They gaze into the distance but seem almost blind, signifying that the woman's focus is directed inward. Other details suggest that Helen is seeing a premonition of the destruction of Troy by fire.
June 27th, 2013
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