Shakespeare’s Poetry, Illustrated
Submitted by: Jed Kevin C. Morada, 2008-10783 UP Diliman
Disclaimer: I do not own these pictures. Please see the “Picture credits” section for the original websites that posted them.
The following are illustrations of scene/s, characters, or impressionistic interpretations of Shakespeare’s poems by artists from different ages. They are arranged chronologically, and the viewer might note how the artists “interpreted” the poems (and how artistic movements might have affected their work).
Indeed, as Richard Altick is quoted in Shakespeare Illustrated (shakespeare.emory.edu/illustrated), “Shakespeare’s nondramatic works were seldom represented in art…” but I hope this little gallery would introduce us to the transmedial reach of Shakespeare’s poetry (vis-à-vis the reach of his plays). [Click on the images to view full size.]
Frost, William Edward. The Disarming of Cupid. 1850. Queen’s Royal Collection. Shakespeare Illustrated. Web. 15 Jan. 2011. <http://shakespeare.emory.edu/illustrated _showimage.cfm?imageid=68>
Gilbert, Sir John. As a Decrepit Father Takes Delight. n.d. Painting. Shakespeare Illustrated. Web. 15 Jan. 2011. <http://shakespeare.emory.edu/illustrated_showimage.cfm?
Henderson, Natasha. Shakespeare Sonnet Painting #29. 2009-2010. Painting. Natashahenderson.com. Web. 15 Jan. 2011. <http://www.natashahenderson.com/image/ poetry_paintings_2009_2010/shakespeare_sonnet_painting_29>
_____. Shakespeare Sonnet Painting #145. 2009-2010. Painting. Natashahenderson.com. Web. 15 Jan. 2011. <http://www.natashahenderson.com/image/poetry_paintings_2009_2010 /shakespeare_sonnet_painting_145>
Kent, Rockwell. Frontispiece. 1931. Memorial Art Gallery, New York. Memorial Art Gallery. Web. 17 Jan. 2011. <http://126.96.36.199/ mag.rochester.edu/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/79.73.1_A1-160×300.jpg>