Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Diabolic Cleopatra

Cleopatra Testing Poisons on Condemned Prisoners (1887) by the French academic painter Alexandre Cabanel (1823-1889).

Cleopatra is depicted as a beautiful but also a cold and cruel monarch. Without any emotions she’s watching the terrible death of the prisoners. The temples in the back are showing the strong influence of the famous prints of David Roberts.

1 comment:

  1. This beautiful picture of Cleopatra became the subject of many beautiful works
    Thank you very much for your wonderful blog