Sunday, May 24, 2009

Esther at the crossroads

This Esther is by the English painter Sir John Everett Millais (1829–1896) one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.

Esther is standing at the crossroads. To enter her husband’s hall without being called meant death, regardless the rank of the person. But Esther had decided to intervene and to risk her live to help her people.
Millais a great specialist in showy clothes painted a queen with all her splendor, probably to show what she had to loose.

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