BritLit ENG 103B

BritLit ENG 103B - an ancient statue of 'Venus Leaving the...

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Drug utilization Pre-Raphaelite ideals DRUGS I. visual evidence-- II. literary text—Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland III. Samuel Coleridge’s “Kubla Khan” I QuickTimeª and a TIFF (Uncompressed) de are needed to see this p The story of the nymph Psyche originates in a tale written by the Roman poet Lucius Apuleius in the 2nd century A.D. The beautiful Psyche was united with Cupid, Venus's son. The word 'psyche' signifies the soul and the nymph is generally shown in classical sculpture with the wings of a butterfly to suggest the soul's lightness. Leighton based the pose of Psyche on
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Unformatted text preview: an ancient statue of 'Venus Leaving the Bath'. He depicts a moment in which the viewer's eye is caught in the same way as Cupid's was. Her thin, wing-like drapery hints at Psyche as the personification of the soul. Leighton often painted classical subject matter. This has led to him being numbered among the Victorian 'OIympians' - after Mount OIympus, home of the Greek gods. The Bath of Psyche (detail): Frederick Leighton (1830-1896). Oil on canvas, 1890 http://persephone.cps.unizar.es/General/Gente/SPD/Pre-Raphaelites/Pre-Raphaelites.html...
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