The lady

Sci fi/Fantasy image by

Michele Boito

In this drawing made with coloured pencils I looked for the ispiration from the age of corteous love, the medieval period. In the verses in old english reported below the image, the lady claims she can love only a knight, but a real knight, this seems to be important for her. This is a piece of the earliest surviving english version of the poem “Guy of Warwick”, probably composed between 1300 and 1325, but and adaptation of an Anglo-Norman original which is about hundred years older. I was really fascinated by this period and by the courteous love, a sort of platonic love, were the woman was placed from the poet in an unreachable position. In this way she become an object of desire, permeating the poet of a feeling of malincony and at the same time of satisfaction. I started this work more than two years ago, but I was wrong with the proportions of the face so I tried to correct it and to finish it only one month ago. Probably the face is not so gently, but in everycase I didn’t try to reproduce the face of a modern woman, but I got rise from the portraits of Leonardo.

Published More than a year ago

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