Shakespeare created her, many are those who have painted her. Her spirit haunts us. On the calm black water where the stars are sleeping White Ophelia floats like a great lily; Floats very slowly, lying in her long veils... - In the far-off woods you can hear them sound the mort. ~ Arthur Rimbaud
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Never having understood the sister whom he so dearly loved, nor having known her real and deep affection for the lord Hamlet, he wonders why "a young maiden's wits" should be as frail "as an old man's life." Hence supposing her dementia to be solely due to her father's death, he concludes that love, when existing in natures most sensitive and refined like Ophelia's, causes reason to follow after the object beloved.
⊰ Posing with Posies ⊱ paintings of women and flowers - Henrietta Rae (1859-1928) - Ophelia, 1890, detail
Harry Clarke's Poe Up Close - 50 Watts
Ophelia, 1870 - Pierre Auguste Cot
Woman loses mother to brain cancer, creates Beautiful, haunting series of photos.