the nude ideal, the woman too good and too perfect to exist on planet Earth.
The poetic ideal is that of chivalric poetry, which for example describes the
woman of the authorís dreams as having eyes like pools of water, lips like
cherries, hair like golden sunbeams, etc. She is a reflection of
Neoplatonism; she resides on the level of the angels. She is beyond the
loverís reach, standing on a very tall pedestal.