Oil on canvas, previously attributed to Johann Zoffany, 1779;
Dido Elizabeth Belle is depicted here with her cousin Elizabeth Murray. This painting scandalised many of it’s 18th century audience due to its portrayal of Belle, a woman of colour, in a non-subservient position. Considered to be one of the first paintings to do so, it was probably commissioned by Belle’s father Admiral Sir John Lindsay in the late 1770’s.
Still one of my favourite vocalists!
VENGEANCE IS MINE
Dark and brutal the film sets an intensity that is hard to maintain for the whole film as a result the second half suffers. The direction and acting are first rate though and the symbolism of the last shot is amazing.
THE EXTERMINATING ANGELS
Boring on every level. If the title leads you to check out “The Exterminating Angel” then it did at least serve some purpose.