Barren Life



Barren LifeImage is of a man chained to a doorframe He has long curly hair He is                        unclothed and shown full frontal His head is slightly tilted and his eyes                        are looking upward Several branches obscure his genitalia There are two                        figures sitting on either side of him The figure to the left of the man is                        of an unidentifiable gender with long hair The figure’s legs are pulled up                        to his/her chest The figure’s face is tilted upward with eyes closed In the                        figure’s right hand is a goblet in the left hand is a long staff with an                        artichoke or flower on the end of it The figure to the right of the chained                        man is a woman completely exposed save for some flowers covering her                        genitalia Her hair is long and flows around her To the right of the woman is                        a deer shown in profile Behind the deer amongst the flowers that cover the                        wall is a dark cross To the left of the deer is a pair of flying birds A                        light shines from above The artist’s signature LH is in the bottom left                        corner The image is displayed vertically



MLA citation: Housman Laurence "Barren Life." The Yellow Book 10 (July 1896): 165. The Yellow Nineties Online. Ed. Dennis Denisoff and Lorraine Janzen Kooistra. Ryerson University. Web. [Date of access]. http://www.1890s.ca/HTML.aspx?s=YBV10_housman_barrenlife.html