How Shakespeare Helps Explain Art

by Aileen Mitchell 15. April 2016 12:54

In the lead up to Shakespeare's 400th anniversary we look at ways in which the Bard has so accurartely described how we feel about art.

William Shakespeare by Mike Bagshaw

"Though this be madness, yet there is method in it" - Hamlet, Act II Scene II



Romeo And Juliet, 2016 by  Dimitris Pavlopoulos

Interpretation is one of art's best gifts. Part of the joy of looking at art is experiencing  something through the eyes of the artist. There are so many colours and forms that would have otherwise gone unnoticed. 

London City Skyline 2016 0185 by Eraclis Aristidou


St Paul's London by Keith Mcbride


Late Spring Snow by Emma Cownie

Ridge by Laura Hol

The personal approaches to art by each artist can give a painting so much impact. 

"Why, then the world's mine oyster" - The Merry Wives of Windsor, Act II Scene II

tempest sea painting

Tempest by Graham Evans

We see such a huge variety of works at ArtGallery that celebrate everything from the small to the vast, and everything in-between. There is also no limit to the different styles and mediums used in which the artists choose to express themselves. 

Queen Elizebeth Liner Puppetised by Marcus Clarke

Blue Iris In My Garden by Simon Knott

Fishermen's Retreat by Carole Hutchings

"Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin, as self-neglecting" Henry V, Act II Scene IV


Darling buds of may flower painting

The Darling Buds Of May by Sarah Gill

It is also so important that artists are free to create what they are passionate about creating. They may be pleasantly surprised by how many others enjoy what they paint! 

Tumultuous Tide IV by Gillian Luff

"The object of art is to give life shape" The Rehearsal by Jean Anouilh, inspired by A Midsummer Night's Dream, Act V Scene I

The Reconcilliation Of Oberon And Titania by Patricia Thompson

Shakespeare's anniversary is on 23, April this year. 

Shakespeare's birth place

William Shakespeare's Birthplace 1568 by David Brumwell



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