Saturday, 27 September 2008

Beata Madonna

Oh, I'm probably over-Paglia'd, but I happened to see the video for 'Like A Prayer' last night and realised that the imagery quoted from Rosetti's Beata Beatrice. (In the bits in the video where Madonna closes her eyes, it's quite obvious.) I'm quite sure the old girl was capable of doing something so culturally on-the-ball back in the day, saturated in Catholic imagery as she was. Now, alas, she looks - as Caitlin Moran said - like a sinewy matron putting herself through a particularly punishing workout.

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