terça-feira, 29 de maio de 2012

Wagner nas Artes

Sir Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898), Laus Veneris, 1869, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle

Literature, Algernon Charles Swinburne's poem Laus Veneris ('the praise of Venus or love'), 1866, based on Tannhauser - a young knight is seduced from his noble mission by Venus, escapes back to Pope Urban who will only absolve him of sin if the Pope's staff blossoms. It does but Tannhauser has already left never to be found again, forever damned and enslaved by love.

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