Saturday, 21 August 2010
Mademoiselle De Maupin
This is the third (and final for now) of the illustrations I intend to make into screenprints. This is Mademoiselle De Maupin, Theophile Gautier's take on As You Like It, in which the title character disguises herself as Theodore in order to experience the side of men that they will only reveal to other men. She gets herself in a bit of a pickle though as she finds herself in something of a love triangle, trapped between d'Albert and Rosette who both fall completely and utterly in love with her.
Anyway, here she is at her window looking melancholy and wistfully picking at the petals of a yellow tulip. Poor dear.