a point of no return

Ajax and Cassandra, by Solomon Joseph Solomon. Image taken from wikipedia

I have always had a soft spot for the Pre – Raphaelite Brotherhood; a group of English painters from the 19th century that combined a realistic representations of nature with an extensive use of symbols. The painting above is my favorite one by Solomon Joseph Solomon (1860-1927), a portrayal of the famous rape of Cassandra by the Greek hero Ajax the lesser.

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