Tchaikovsky’s (un)touchable women. The case of Tatiana
The topos of an (un)touchable woman seems to be typical of the idealized women’s portraits encountered in the Romanticism. Pushkin’s Tatiana seems deprived of the body. In the foreground of her portrait there are features and qualities other than her physicality. In the case of Tchaikovsky it can be noted that the topos starts from the text, which it is assigned to, it is realized in the real world, to return once more, again illustrated by other means of artistic process, in the great opera.