Sorta-Kinda Freudian Art Analysis

I've had two rooms in my life, and both featured a Waterhouse painting. Currently, The Tempest hangs above my bed. I was staring up at it the other day, and suddenly wondered what my favorite art reveals about my subconscious.*

For one, Miranda is a dreamy, cloistered innocent. She's standing there, looking out to sea, waiting. The outside world rushes on, but Miranda is content with her island.

Slightly unnerving.

But better than analyzing my previous companion, The Lady of Shallot. The Lady is (again) cloistered, this time in a tower, where she weaves, night and day. Alright ... then she sees Lancelot through her magical glass, looks down to Camelot, and the curse comes upon her. She promptly dies. Oh, goody. That's fantastic.

So what's on your wall?


*One-eye-twinkling. My mother graduated with a psychology degree, which she now regards as One Hundred Percent Worthless, so in our household, psychological dissections are seen for What They Are.

7 comments:

Marie DeVries said...

Whats on my wall? A LOT :D

I have my pictures from four years of art classes hanging everywhere. Paintings, drawings, watercoloers, montages... oh, and they are all Narnia related.

I also have a few quotes hanging up, and glow in the dark stars on my ceiling, if that counts....

Noel De Vries said...

... from which we infer, Marie is a hopeless romantic who tends to obsess and for whose dreams the sky is the limit.

:)

Augustina Peach said...

I have a photograph of a small, slightly curved trail that disappears into a grove of aspen trees. Many times I've longed to walk up that trail and see what's around that curve.

Erin said...

I've got an Audrey Hepburn poster, two painted plates that illustrate fairy tales, and I've been meaning for forever to hang up my Sweeney Todd poster and re-hang-up this print: http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/7728/2063/1600/A-Young-Girl-Reading-Print-C10032525.jpg

What say you, oh psycho-analyst? Hah.

Noel De Vries said...

So how do these pictures make you FEEL?

;)

Long love Young Girl Reading, Erin!

Erin said...

That was a TOTAL cop-out answer, and you know it. ;)

Yes, I love it too!

Noel De Vries said...

Alright, then ...

Drama, obviously, drama tinged with sadness. You'd rather move people than make them laugh mindlessly. You believe in the truth and morality of a fairy tale, but your wicked streak enjoys inspiring double-takes ... thus the Sweeny Todd.

Satisfied? :)