OPHELIA 

by Sir John Everett MILLAIS

 

1.   ABOUT THE PAINTING.  Look at the painting and find out…

 a. ….when it was painted. : ____________________________

 b. …who was the model : _______________________________

 c. …where Millais took his inspiration from?  Copy the text reference here.

d. …what group of painters did Millais belong to? : ______________________

 

2.    FLOWERS AND THEIR MEANING

a.       What is the French translation of the flowers in the painting.

b.      Find the meaning of them. Try also this link

 

FLOWERS

TRANSLATION

MEANING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.      PAINTING  ANALYSIS.

 

Complete this analysis of the painting by adding the missing words.

You may use your own logic just by looking carefully at the painting but also by looking up the sites above.

  

This document is a painting by ________________________________________.

It was painted in ___________________. This is a good example of  ___________________________ painting. 
It represents a scene taken from ______________________________by _______________________, in Act_________ Scene_________, when the _________________ relates _______________’s death.

 The dominant colour is  ________________________.

Ophelia’s head emerges from the “_____________” mentioned in the text. Her dress “______________   ______________” is covered with all sorts of ________________ and plants. As in Shakespeare, her garments
( clothes)
are “ ______________  ___________   ___________   __________________”.

The character in the middle contrasts with the rest of the setting (décor) : her ______________ seems to stare at the sky, her _______________are open and so is her _____________________. Her ______________ is full of light and stands out against (se détache, se distingue…) the darkness of the water. She looks like a ______________ and the rest of her body mingles with (se mêle) the natural elements.

The painter has used a wide range of colours : __________, _________________, _________________, _______________ and beige.

(Updated on 20/03/2011)