Gyneolatry, Courtly Love, Goddess Worship
More of the poet-knight Tannhäuser and his worship of Venus.
These illustrations are taken from the text of Richard Wagner’s opera Tannhäuser und der Sängerkrieg auf Wartburg (Tannhäuser and the Singers’ Contest at Wartburg). Low brow that I am I’ve never listened to anything after the Ring Cycle. But the images that I’ve selected probably convey all that is likely to engage your enthusiam.
The art is by Willy Pogany a much admired and collected Hungarian illustration whose work included lots of book illustration, often on fantastic themes.
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