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Few stories have ignited the artistic spirit as much as Shakespeare's plays. Shakespearean art depicts scenes and characters from these immortalized stage performances. Shakespearean plays were created during Elizabethan reign in England. These plays were typically tragedies but with themes of love, hope, destiny, and mystery, as well as sadness and suffering. A large amount of the success of these artistic endeavors was due to Shakespeare's depiction of the human condition and behavior as well as the political and social issues that the playwright weaved into his work. Shakespeare was well known for the fantastical elements of his plays and these elements are popular in art featuring his creations.
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Ophelia, ca. 1865 Fine Art Print
Ophelia, ca. 1865
24" x 36"
 
Price: $43.99
Sale: $21.99
Romeo and Juliet Fine Art Print
Romeo and Juliet
24" x 32"
 
Price: $56.99
Sale: $28.49
Midsummer Eve, c.1908 Fine Art Print
Midsummer Eve, c.1908
8" x 10"
 
Price: $18.99
Sale: $9.49
Romeo and Juliet Fine Art Print
Romeo and Juliet
16" x 20"
 
Price: $27.99
Sale: $13.99
Macbeth and the Three Witches, 1855 Fine Art Print
Macbeth and the Three Witches, 1855
24" x 18"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $31.99
Sale: $15.99
Ophelia (lying in the meadow), 1905 Fine Art Print
Ophelia (lying in the meadow), 1905
14" x 11"
 
Price: $34.99
Sale: $17.49
Othello and Desdemona in Venice, 1850 Fine Art Print
Othello and Desdemona in Venice, 1850
18" x 24"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $31.99
Sale: $15.99
Romeo and Juliet Fine Art Print
Romeo and Juliet
24" x 35"
 
Price: $52.99
Sale: $26.49
Romeo In A Mask, 1920 Fine Art Print
Romeo In A Mask, 1920
16" x 20"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $49.99
Sale: $24.99
Antony & Cleopatra Fine Art Print
Antony & Cleopatra
 
13" x 19"
 
Price: $24.99
Sale: $12.49
Shakespeare's Garden X (Daisy) Fine Art Print
Shakespeare's Garden X (Daisy)
10" x 13"
 
Price: $19.99
Sale: $9.99
Shakespeare's Garden IV (Daffodil) Fine Art Print
Shakespeare's Garden IV (Daffodil)
10" x 13"
 
Price: $19.99
Sale: $9.99
Shakespeare's Garden VI (Carnation) Fine Art Print
Shakespeare's Garden VI (Carnation)
10" x 13"
 
Price: $19.99
Sale: $9.99
Shakespeare's Garden VII (Forget me not) Fine Art Print
Shakespeare's Garden VII (Forget me not)
10" x 13"
 
Price: $19.99
Sale: $9.99
Shakespeare's Garden IX (Marigold) Fine Art Print
Shakespeare's Garden IX (Marigold)
10" x 13"
 
Price: $19.99
Sale: $9.99
Shakespeare's Garden II (Hyacinth) Fine Art Print
Shakespeare's Garden II (Hyacinth)
10" x 13"
 
Price: $19.99
Sale: $9.99
Shakespeare's Garden III (Rose) Fine Art Print
Shakespeare's Garden III (Rose)
10" x 13"
 
Price: $19.99
Sale: $9.99
Desdemona Retiring to her Bed, 1849 Fine Art Print
Desdemona Retiring to her Bed, 1849
18" x 24"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $31.99
Sale: $15.99
Hamlet and Horatio in the Cemetery, from Scene 1, Act V of 'Hamlet' Fine Art Print
Hamlet and Horatio in the Cemetery, from Scene 1, Act V of 'Hamlet'
18" x 24"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $31.99
Sale: $15.99
Ophelia, ca. 1865 Fine Art Print
Ophelia, ca. 1865
11" x 14"
 
Price: $20.99
Sale: $10.49
Words Words Words Shakespeare Black Fine Art Print
Words Words Words Shakespeare Black
12" x 12"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $33.99
Sale: $16.99
Words Words Words Shakespeare White Fine Art Print
Words Words Words Shakespeare White
12" x 12"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $33.99
Sale: $16.99
Words Words Words Shakespeare Red Fine Art Print
Words Words Words Shakespeare Red
12" x 12"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $33.99
Sale: $16.99
To Thine Own Self Be True Shakespeare Purple Fine Art Print
To Thine Own Self Be True Shakespeare Purple
12" x 12"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $33.99
Sale: $16.99
To Thine Own Self Be True Shakespeare Blue Fine Art Print
To Thine Own Self Be True Shakespeare Blue
12" x 12"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $33.99
Sale: $16.99
To Thine Own Self Be True Shakespeare Green Fine Art Print
To Thine Own Self Be True Shakespeare Green
12" x 12"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $33.99
Sale: $16.99
Orpheus and Eurydice, Spring from a series of the Four Seasons, 1862 Fine Art Print
Orpheus and Eurydice, Spring from a series of the Four Seasons, 1862
18" x 24"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $31.99
Sale: $15.99
Twelfth Night Fine Art Print
Twelfth Night
14" x 11"
 
Price: $26.99
Sale: $13.49
Romeo And Juliet's Balcony Fine Art Print
Romeo And Juliet's Balcony
14" x 17"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $42.99
Sale: $21.49
Oberon And Titania Fine Art Print
Oberon And Titania
14" x 18"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $43.99
Sale: $21.99
George Romney - William Shakespeare - The Tempest Act I, Scene 1 Fine Art Print
George Romney - William Shakespeare - The Tempest Act I, Scene 1
 
24" x 18"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $60.99
Sale: $30.49
Shakespeare Fine Art Print
Shakespeare
18" x 8"
 
Price: $18.99
Sale: $9.49
Romeo and Juliet at the Capulet Tomb Fine Art Print
Romeo and Juliet at the Capulet Tomb
15" x 20"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $47.99
Sale: $23.99
Hamlet and Ophelia Fine Art Print
Hamlet and Ophelia
13" x 17"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $40.99
Sale: $20.49
Death of Ophelia Fine Art Print
Death of Ophelia
19" x 14"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $44.99
Sale: $22.49
Hamlet and Horatio in the Cemetery Fine Art Print
Hamlet and Horatio in the Cemetery
16" x 13"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $43.99
Sale: $21.99
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One of the most popular plays that have been widely translated into illustration is the story of Romeo and Juliet. An artist, such as Frank Dicksee, brings the tragic love of these two young people to life in his depictions of the infamous balcony scene. Among fantasy artists like Walter Crane, however, A Midsummer's Night Dream offers far more material for his work. Shakespeare's descriptions of fairies, elves, and pixies are credited for the current iconic look that these mythical creatures possess in art around the world.

Strangely, one of the most popular and sympathetic characters portrayed by Shakespearean art is one that was a relatively minor character. Ophelia from Hamlet has been rendered in delicate detail by a variety of famous artists, including John William Waterhouse and Arthur Hughes, where her unrequited love for unfortunate Hamlet is immortalized. These paintings are sensitive studies of tragic beauty and frequently feature her in the gentle repose of death or looking longingly back at the viewer as though wishing that she could change her fate.

Shakespearean plays have also been addressed in modern works, inspiring artists such as Pablo Picasso in his work 'The Lovers' and other prominent artists around the world. For most artists and collectors, the symbolism and imagery of this playwright's work is a subject that could be examined throughout the ages and still reveal surprising traits of the human psyche.
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