Barwy melancholii w "Effi Briest" - czyli Theodor Fontane według Cranacha

Aneta Mazur


This 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.
Author Aneta Mazur (FP / IPiK)
Aneta Mazur,,
- Instytut Polonistyki i Kulturoznawstwa
Other language title versionsColours of melancholy in Fontane’s "Effi Briest" according to Cranach
Publication size in sheets0.85
Book Pacholski Jan (eds.): Theodor Fontane w świetle faktów i interpretacji, 2017, QUAESTIO, ISBN 978-83-62571-96-3, 402 p.
Keywords in PolishFontane, "Effi Briest", czerwona melancholia, Cranach
Keywords in EnglishFontane, "Effi Briest", red melancholy, Cranach
Languagepl polski
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