The Many Faces of Morgan le Fay

I’ve done a similar post before, but it’s been awhile, and I think it’s appropriate to reprise this subject again. Here are some images from my collection of pictures of Morgan le Fay.

ON THE SCREEN (LARGE AND SMALL)

– Eva Green in Camelot. Does it for me. Looks most like Sir Kay’s Morgan.

eva green – Helen Mirren in Excalibur. Definitely evil (shown with Merlin)

Morgan and MerlinJuliana Margulies, Mists of Avalon. Young and innocent.

morgan mists 2Helena Bonham Carter from the miniseries, Merlin. Morgan is disfigured in at least part of this series.

merlin miniseries collageNicole Faraday from the BBC treatment. Obviously not what Morgan looks like, or Sir Kay would have had nothing to do with her (not to mention she doesn’t have full raven hair).

Nicole Faraday as Morgan Le Fay BBCFROM THE COMICS

In the comics (Marvel and others), Morgan is very evil. Not to mention buxom. Both of which we know are not true.

Morgan comicsIN THE ARTS

There are a lot of paintings of Morgan le Fay. Of course there are. What other subject would you choose if you wanted a complex woman who is many things to many different people?

280px-Morganlfay19th Century Painter John William Waterhouse

mari-na artistMira-na, artist.

The Education of Morgan Le Fay-Howard David JohnsonThe Education of Morgan by contemporary artist Howard David Johnson (I think he has her confused with Nimue).

morgan-le-fay-diane-ozdamarMorgan with fairy, by Diane Ozdamar.

Morgana-fallingI like this treatment a lot (artist unknown, unfortunately).

russian_morgan_le_fay_by_ptimm-d5tw6ayIf Camelot were moved to Russia . . .

Morgan Le Fay, John Spencer Stanhope (1880)A large oil painting by John Spencer Stanhope, 1880. She looks so innocent.

Elvanlin (Klaudia Kotechk) artistand a very different interpretation by artist Elvanlin (Klaudia Kotechk)

morgan stonehengeMy favorite of all–this one spends about 3 months a year as my wallpaper (currently, it is Eva Green). Represents a scene from Le Morte d’Arthur where Morgan, having stolen Excalibur and thrown away the scabbard, escapes Arthur’s wrath by turning herself and her men to stone.

AND THE PERFECT GIFT FOR THE WOMAN (OR EVEN A VERY SPECIAL, OPENMINDED MAN) WHO HAS EVERYTHING

barbi by mattellA Morgan Barbi, by Mattell.

And lest we forget, Morgan as she looked to the greatest love of her life in one of her incarnations in Strange Bedfellows.

mona-lisa

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