Barwy melancholii w "Effi Briest" - czyli Theodor Fontane według Cranacha
AbstractThis article deals with a few parallels between the storyline of Fontane’s heroine, Effi Briest, and the famous Lucas Cranach’s painting, the Melancholy, which presents a symbolic female figurę dressed in red with an allegoric setting of pleasure and damnation. Both cases correspond with the rigorous protestant view of life suggesting close connection between sensual joy and the mortal sin of melancholy: the German Madame Bovary follows the same evolution as that indicated by Cranach’s allegory, she goes her tragic way from the redness of love-affair through the melancholie experience to the blackness of social damnation and, ultimately, death. The religious notions of resignation and eschatological fear are still vivid in a rather modem novel of the Prussian writer.
|Other language title versions||Colours of melancholy in Fontane’s "Effi Briest" according to Cranach|
|Publication size in sheets||0.85|
|Book||Pacholski Jan (eds.): Theodor Fontane w świetle faktów i interpretacji, 2017, QUAESTIO, ISBN 978-83-62571-96-3, 402 p.|
|Keywords in Polish||Fontane, "Effi Briest", czerwona melancholia, Cranach|
|Keywords in English||Fontane, "Effi Briest", red melancholy, Cranach|
|Score||= 20.0, 19-05-2020, ChapterFromConference|
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