Millais, John Everett - the Blind girl
Type of Spiritual Experience
Millais was inspired at this point by grief and unrequited love, however, I also wanted to show that he was aware of the link between 'sight' in a different sense - spiritual experience - and blindness. He was trying to depict the fact that the blind can 'see', but in a different way to what we classify as seeing.
A description of the experience
The Blind girl - 1856 - John Everett Millais