- Tragedy -

These three watercolor paintings comprise a triptych entitled Tragedy. Each image in the collection shows a heroine from a Shakespearean tragedy (Anthony and Cleopatra, Hamlet, and Romeo and Juliet) at the moment just before death...

Cleopatra dies in truimph; she will not bow down before Rome as Caesar's trophy.

Ophelia dies in pathos; she is too frail to endure a creeping madness.

Juliet dies in passion; she will not live without Romeo, the other half of her young soul.

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The Goddess Art of Jonathon Earl Bowser