Visual art played a huge role in inspiring the chamber opera, Ophelia Forever (2005). These artworks are featured in the printed reproduction of an exhibit called "The Myth and Madness of Ophelia" curated by Carol Solomon Kiefer in 2001 at Mead Art Museum in Amherst, MA. Visit amazon to view the book.
Of the many resources Kiefer deftly arranged in the exhibit, the following three images were most significant to the opera:
--Untitled (Ophelia) 2001 ©Gregory Crewdson
--Ophelia Forever, 24" x 24" x 2"oil on canvas on panel ©1999 Linda Stark
--Ophelia, 30.0" × 44", oil on canvas, 1851-1852, John Everett Millais