Ramage

Immortal longings

painting by Guido Cagnacci, The Death of Cleopatra, 1658

Cleopatra: …The stroke of death is as a Louers pinch, Which hurts, and is desir’d. Dost thou lye still? If thus thou vanishest, thou tell’st the world, It is not worth leaue-taking.

Charmian: Dissolue thicke clowd, & Raine, that I may say The Gods themselues do weepe.

Guido Cagnacci, The Death of Cleopatra, 1658

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Written by Dave Lovely

May 17, 2009 at 12:47 pm

Posted in art

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