Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Romantic Interlude

I went into the Manchester Civil Art Gallery the other day and the one painting that transfixed me was this one of the Greek Legend Sappo - an 1877 painting by Charles-August Mengin (1853-1933).

...i bought the postcard and took it home for a quid - stuck it on the side of my peripheral vision on a box of unsold CD's ..

I only just looked it up on the internet and the pictorial life of the character Sappo unfolded before me. I knew all the characters and the situations and the story felt like shoes and lives I had worn. Suddenly this simple postcard was like the wackiest tarot ever read out...

.... a romantic interlude in pictures.....I hate the ending though....but there's no editing her story


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