Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Queen of Swords | Alexander Daniloff


I have purchased a companion for the beautiful Queen of Hearts that was gifted to me by Alexander Daniloff: the Queen of Swords.

Isn't she pretty and sweet-natured? A far cry from the unhappy profile and bolt-upright sword that we associate with the Rider Waite Smith Queen of Swords, below.



Often this lady is interpreted flatly as a woman alone/lonely with a harsh tongue as sharp as her sword:  Brainy, but not very nice.  This is certainly PART of the picture, but she is soooo much more than that!

Add Alexander's lovely Queen to your mental 'Queen of Swords' repertoire! Think of the word play of Dorothy Parker ('if all the women in this room were laid end to end....I wouldn't be at all surprised').

Alexander's Queen is the woman at the party who can engage everyone in delightful conversation - chatting as easily with the children as she does with the Lords and Ladies of the land.

She is a social butterfly - popular and witty.

Her conversation can be as light as the clouds and as sweet as angels.

But ...

Irritate her with your clumsy bumbling or try to impress her by embroidering on the truth (or out and out lying!) and you will be smacked down by the barb in her waspish comment.

Be careful or it will be YOU who finds yourself frozen out of the party scene :-)

Fancy one of these paintings for yourself? Check out what Alexander has available here on his facebook page  or on his website

4 comments:

  1. I think this queen is a representation of many parts of my personality and therefor it isn't so difficult to see past her harsh appearance. You are very lucky to have been given such a wonderful gift. Together they will look amazing and they probable will be best friends in no time. :)

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    1. I do love the Queen of Swords and am delighted to see that you know her wonderful qualities inside out, Ellen! I am just about to go and pick up my lovely Queen of Hearts from the framer and plan to have the Queen of Swords framed up in similar style. I wonder what they will both talk about when I'm not at home to hear them.... :-)

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  2. Your description reminds me of the Steampunk Tarot (Moore & Fell) version of this Queen. An elegantly dressed lady taking the hand of some beau to dance. But woe betide anyone who steps on her toes :D
    Wishing you much joy with your two Queens!
    Cx

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    1. That's SUCH a good description of her - and thank you, am very much looking forward to seeing her!

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