A SCOTTISH SONG A GIRL AND HER FISH Buy my caller herrin,’ They’re bonnie fish and wholesome farin; Buy my caller herrin,’ New drawn frae the Forth. Scottish Song Sir John Everett Millais (1829-1896), like other fellow Pre-Raphaelite artists, often focused on the history and traditions of Great Britain, whether the Medieval past or native […]
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Click on the work of at to enlarge or enhance it. REDISCOVERING WOMEN ARTISTS A FANTASY OF FEMINISM Others such as Kate Bunce belonged to the so-called second and third generation of Pre-Raphaelites, which drew inspiration from the fantasies of feminism created by Dante Gabriel Rossetti or the visual lyricism of […]
Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it. STARTING TOMORROW THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT, A FORTNIGHT OF CELEBRATION The above image is used solely for educational purposes. Give a gift of art for 2016 with Through an Artist’s Eyes: Learning to Live Creatively!
A CHILD’S WORLD DRAGON FANTASIES So comes snow after fire, and even dragons have their endings. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit English artist Thomas Cooper Gotch’s dragon circa 1904, with his butterfly-like wings, is definitely not as fearsome as the trio currently starring in TV series Game of Thrones and easily vanquished by the Innocence of a […]
IN LOVE & WAR THE ART OF ROMANCE Who so loves believes the impossible. Elizabeth Barrett Browning __________________ Like the couple above, soon to be parted by war, poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861) and Pre-Raphaelite painter John Everett Millais (1829-1896) suffered romantic obstacles. Barrett, for instance, had to secretly wed fellow poet […]
VICTORIAN GODDESSES IN ART, PART II SLEEPING BEAUTY DREAMS Will she ever waken from her deep slumber? Any child knows the answer for The Sleeping Beauty legend portrayed by English artist John Collier below, continues to fascinate the public, from the Brothers Grimm story to the ballet to recent films and animated movies. […]
Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it. VICTORIAN GODDESSES IN ART THE SOUL OF THE ROSE Although I’ll be away this week, you can still enjoy a bit of art with an encounter almost every day—with enchantresses from mainly 19th century England when Queen Victoria reigned. A rule that […]
Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it. VICTORIAN GODDESSES IN ART: THE ARTIST’S MUSE STARTING MONDAY The above image is used solely for educational purposes.
Click on the painting to enlarge or enhance it. THE ART OF RELAXING CONTINUES….. It’s Monday and I’m beginning my vacation. I haven’t found a hammock yet nor the proper attire to doze away the afternoon like this Victorian era beauty in Sweet Repose. But I have been taking a few extra naps. See you […]
Click on the paintings to enhance them. In 1863, John Everett Millais’ My First Sermon went—using the terminology of the internet—viral. Even the Archbishop of Canterbury was impressed with the work: Still, Art has, and ever will have, a high and noble mission to fulfill. That man, I think is little to be […]