Paul Wood-Roffe - Ariel. Illustration for “The Tempest” by William Shakespeare. 1905
actual caravaggio painting and ethereal nymph ben whishaw
Ariel. John Anster Fitzgerald (1832-1906).
In Shakespeare’s The Tempest, Ariel is a spirit of the air who had been imprisoned in a tree (a “cloven pine”) by the witch Sycorax. The magician Prospero releases Ariel, and binds the spirit to serve him.
Our set for The Tempest!
those are pearls that were his eyes
Albert Pinkham Ryder, The Tempest 1892
"And when in reverie appears
Her face with same sweet smile of old
Then ah then I lay me down in tears
And sigh for cold cold death to fold
In embrace of years
This weary day
Has gloomy fears
And when And when sad beguiling
I wake from dreams to conscious day
Then ah then as her spirit smiling
I would resolve in dreams away”
- from an untitled poem by Albert Pinkham Ryder