Mariana, a Solitary Life with Autumn Leaves

Mariana by Sir Edward Millais, 1851, Tate Modern, London.

‘Mariana‘ by Sir Edward Millais, 1851. I always wonder why or how are leaves inside? Did she bring them in to better embroider them? I cannot stop wondering why the leaves on her textile and the floor? The passing of time? Mariana entering her Autumn, then Winter. But the question remains: will she emerge like …

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