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Arts Everyday Living: Happy Valentine’s Day 2016—Love in the Studio

Please click on the painting to enlarge or enhance it.     HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY 2016 LOVE IN THE STUDIO   Love is, above all, the gift of oneself. Jean Anouilh   ___________________ Although Victorian era master Frederick Leighton (1830-1896) never married himself, his The Painter’s Honeymoon embodies the essence of young love–a combination of passion and affection. Particularly […]

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Arthur Hughes, Ophelia, 1863, oil on canvas, Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio

Arts Everyday Living: Victorian Goddesses in Art, IV—For the Love of Ophelia

VICTORIAN GODDESSES IN ART, IV  FOR THE LOVE OF OPHELIA   Victorian artists, like Arthur Hughes (1832-1915), were often drawn to the character of Ophelia, the tragic love of Shakespeare’s Hamlet.  In Hughes’ 1863 Ophelia (And He Will Not Come Back), though, his emphasis is on her elegance and beauty—contrasting to his Pre-Raphaelite contemporary John Everett […]

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