Śląskie Studia Polonistyczne, Nr. 1/2 (2012), s. 131-150
To see literary “paintings” and understand painting “texts”, thus, to pierce the mystery
of works, the character of which is a Renaissance murderer (Béatrice Cenci) is the
aim of this article. Romantic fascinations with the person in question are reflected in
works by such great authors as Shelley, Stendhal, Hawthorne and Słowacki. The book
Beatrix Cenci, written by the last of the authors mentioned constitutes a research point
of culmination: it completes the stage of an installed character this time in a universe
of a Romantic drama.