D. (dalaruan) wrote,

Der Liebeszauber

I first saw it in the Museum der Bildenden Künste in Leipzig, a fascinating small oil painting from the late fifteenth century by an anonymus Rhenish Painter.

The Love Spell

Der Liebeszauber

The picture is full of symbols of captured love. The young girl kept the young man's heart in a casket, casting a spell on it. A tell-tale heart, having its own speech scroll.

She seems to be lost in her magic and at the same time totally aware of the voyeur at the door of her bower. Her magic forces him to come to her door. And she sees herself with his eyes, also spellbound by him. His gaze creates her and her spell. This is how it works.
Tags: art, encounters, love that killing field

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