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...she walked in through the out door.
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.

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faust_iii From: faust_iii Date: October 22nd, 2009 12:05 am (UTC) (Link)


You are right, this picture lets us look into an atmosphere filled with enchantment and spell. All living beings have wirling paperbands bearing - I suppose - unreadable magic scriptures on it. Letters meaning expressions of desires, which have transformed themselves into magic power: The maiden, the voyeur, the dog, and the falcon, which is, as we know, the minnesang symbol of the secret lover.

And at least the captured heart of the lover (do you really think it is the voyeur?) is outbreathing such a magic powered band ...

The maiden: Yes she seems enclosed in Selbstgenuß - proudly smiling about her own magic power of love.

The atmosphere is evocating an association to the works of the famous french surrealistic paintress Leonor Fini. Her paintings, which she often calls "ceremony", induce in a similar manner a mystery flair of secrets, which are wordless exchanged between the banned seeming persons:

Some examples:

(Happy to have gotten her to know personally once upon a time)

faust_iii From: faust_iii Date: October 22nd, 2009 05:22 pm (UTC) (Link)


it is not at all the subject of your entry, but perhaps otherwise interesting for you:

When I visited Madame Fini in the 70ies, she was living with 25 cats
- in her 6 floor art nouveau house in the midst of Paris ...

She was really a sorceress *smile*
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