Sunday, May 24, 2009

the legendary libertine

the legend of 'don juan' goes back to the 14th century. the notion that the life of a libertine is something to strive for might be reconsidered when reading about what became of don juan. lured by the ghost of the father of one of his conquests, don juan accepts an invitation to dinner only to be welcomed into the grave.
in 1873 ford maddox brown painted this stunning image called 'finding of don juan by haidee.'

1 comment:

nipper said...

touching painting for the after-life of a womanizer who's legend is cut short... there are always consequences for being caught with your hand in the cookie jar.

so fun to watch unravel on film, especially by johnny depp's paradigm interpretation :)

i interchangeably confuse don juan with don quixote :) similar paths.