Ophelia by John Everett Millais
Elizabeth Siddal (1829-1862)
Model and Muse of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood art movement
See this link for details of the work from this period
In brief - Modelling for the painting Ophelia required Elizabeth to lie in a bath for several hours. Wearing an antique dress John bought for $250 by todays money. The bath was heated using oil lamps however these went out, the artist kept on working and Elizabeth said nothing while lying in the cold water. It is suggested that this event contributed to her life long health issues, which in turn lead to her laudanum addiction and finally overdose.
To re-create the above scene as closely as resources will allow and document the process through film and photography. The results to be posted on this blog.
(Medical advise has been sort)
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