A few words in defense of unrequited love
• A few words in defense of unrequited love
We will not quote Wikipedia or rewrite for you definition of unrequited love from "Psychological Dictionary online", we just talk about it - about the most painful and at the same time of the sweetest (otherwise, why so many centuries, people persist in loving unanswered?) Form of love that is about unrequited love.
Here, let's try to be objective and talk at the beginning of not only the negative sides of unrequited love. After all, unrequited love has long been and remains a source of many fine deeds this day, brilliant feats incentive to create works of genius. And it's not about plastic surgery to change the shape of the nose or the size of the breast to the glory of a loved one or beloved. We are talking about, for example, about 366 sonnets about the unrequited love of Francesco Petrarca to his lovely Laura. For some reason we are quite sure that, if this love was divided, humanity would not be generated for at least two hundred beautiful sonnets.
Another example - this is the story of the great poet, who became treasurer in order to be with the woman he loved - Shota Rustaveli and Queen Tamar, which was the first in the history of Georgian woman - ruler, whose reign was the "golden age" for Georgia. Who did not want to tolerate drunkenness and assault her husband - a Russian prince Bogolyubsky, she kicked him and won the war against him. Beautiful, smart, strong, Tamara has not reciprocated the poet, who has agreed to do anything to be near her and to devote her own poems. The result of the selfless and unrequited love was the poem "The Knight in the Panther's Skin", which is considered one of the best works of the Middle Ages.
And yet, perhaps, as a child, we would not be reading fairy tale of Yuri Olesha "Three Fat Men" about a pretty girl gymnast with outlandish name Swauk. Inspired by the writer on the image of his dramatic and unrequited love - Olga Swauk. To her he dedicated his tale, in which one of the characters says that Swauk - means "whole life".
Simonetta Vespucci, known worldwide as the Florentine Venus, was the object of quite unearthly (judging by the great canvas on which she was inspired by the artist's) passion most unusual Renaissance artist - Sandro Botticelli (Alessandro da Mariano di Vanni di Amedeo Filippelli). Hopelessly in love does not notice the humble artist beautiful Simonetta, Botticelli made her immortal. She became his Venus in "The Birth of Venus." All the female characters of his paintings were like the dead of consumption, not dozhivshuyu and up to 24 years Simonetti. Without this absolutely unrequited love (for Sionetta I never learned about the passion that the artist felt it), the talent of Botticelli probably would not know the modern world.
Niko Pirosmani - brilliant Georgian self-taught artist, do not be in his life sad story of unrequited love to the Frenchwoman, the actress Marguerite de Sevres, too, could remain anonymous. In the life of the older generation of our readers would not be well-known song "Million scarlet roses", and in the lives of all admirers of art - paintings Pirosmani "Margarita". In 1905 in Tiflis on tour came Parisian theater miniatures "Belle Vue" together with the beautiful Marguerite. It is terrible poverty, actually worked for Pirosmani food fell in love with an actress, sold all his possessions and bought all the flowers in the city - nine carriages with fresh flowers.
They were all lined pavement, the actress home, which still left the city with a rich fan and Pirosmani to paint her portrait. Painting "Margarita" has become the most famous work of the artist, whose paintings, half a century after his death, exhibited in Paris and New York. Here's what the results often lead undivided feelings and impulses.
Masterpieces of Music
One of the most famous pieces of music called "Symphonie Fantastique" and "Episode from the life of an artist, a fantastic symphony in five parts" was written by an unrequited love with the French composer Hector Berlioz. In one part of his symphonies, Berlioz depicted rejecting his Irish actress Henrietta Smithson. In this case, unrequited love turned into a great place for cruel lover was displayed very disgusting way - on the main witch coven.
And as the "marginal notes" and cause for reflection: perhaps not in vain in ancient Greece there was a goddess of their own unrequited love. If you're unlucky and your love is unrequited, maybe it's a chance to "recast" his unacknowledged sense of something special that will result in a stunning success in the future.