21st of June 2014
A Midsommer Nights Dreame has inspired the start of my latest Toile Cire'e Creation.
At the moment my Art Creation is germinating seeds of thoughts & 'Dreams' so I now have the pure joy and ecstasy of creating my Midommer Nights Dreame/Garden.
Shakespear's Midsommer Nights Dreame
Though it is not a translation or adaptation of an earlier work, various sources such as Ovid's Epic Metamorphosis and Chausers's "The Knights Tale" served as inspiration.
Many of the stories from the Metamorphoses have been the subject of paintings and sculptures, particularly during Renaissance period.
left Bartolomeo di Giovanni - The Myth of Io Created: circa 1490 (Early Renaissance)
The ancient Roman poet Ovid, in his "The Metamorphoses," told the story of the nymph Io who was seduced by Jupiter, the king of the gods. When his wife Juno became jealous, Jupiter transformed Io into a heifer to protect her. This panel relates the second half of the story.
Left :The sculpture "Apollo and Daphne" by Bernini in the Galleria Borghese.
Today & over the next few days & weeks I shall escape & retreat as I create
My Midsommer Nights Dreame :) Garden
Il mio giardino d'estate d'oro (my Golden Summertime Garden)
I was born in Summer July 5th so Summer time for me is very special .
And inspired by Ovid's Epic Metamorphosis opening line
In nova fert animus mutatas dicere formas/ corpora; ("I intend to speak of forms changed into new entities;")
Have a wonderful Estate d'oro Golden Summertime