Ophelia  by WickedlyLovely
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A free hand digital painting, ©Wickedlylovely

Meaning & History
Derived from Greek οφελος (ophelos) meaning “help”. This name was probably created by the 15th-century poet Jacopo Sannazaro for a character in his poem ‘Arcadia’. It was borrowed by Shakespeare for his play ‘Hamlet’ (1600), in which it belongs to Hamlet’s lover who eventually goes insane and drowns herself. In spite of this, the name has been used since the 19th century.


Comments

  • Christel  Roelandt
    Christel Roel...over 1 year ago

    Your Ophelia is so beautiful and seems to be asking for help with that gaze, yes. Love how you created the feel of water mirroring what`s below, with those circles.

  • Thank you so much Christel :)

    – WickedlyLovely

  • CreativeEm
    CreativeEmover 1 year ago

    Beautiful and moving

  • Thank you :) x

    – WickedlyLovely

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 1 year ago

    11-05-13 Congratulations!
    Your outstanding work has been featured in ART UNIVERSE

  • I am deeply honoured, from the bottom of my heart, thank you so very much Kira :) x

    – WickedlyLovely

  • Ann  Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonover 1 year ago

    November 6,2013

  • Thank you so very much :) x

    – WickedlyLovely

  • roza50
    roza50over 1 year ago

  • I am deeply honoured, from the bottom of my heart, thank you so very much :) x

    – WickedlyLovely

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