Reposted blog. VICTORIAN GODDESSES IN ART THE SOUL OF THE ROSE Women were central to important art movements like the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, whose artists idealized the feminine sex, setting them often against medieval backdrops or lush locales such as the garden in the lyrical The Soul of the Rose by John […]
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Reposted blog. THROUGH A JAPANESE WOMAN’S EYES THE BEAUTY & THE FIREFLY Don’t go, firefly! Even at night Kyoto is noisy. Issa Kobayashi Shoen Uemura, born in Kyoto in 1875, starred recently in an exhibition on Japanese women artists held at the Yamatane Museum in Tokyo. During her career, she was […]
Dutch artist Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912) spent most of his career in Great Britain, renowned for his depictions of antiquity, particularly the Roman Empire.
Click on the work of art to enlarge it. The eye encompasses the beauty of the whole world. Leonardo da Vinci Is she the Mona Lisa of angels? Enchanting us with her expressive eyes and subtle smile? Yet, Head of a Young Woman (Study for the Angel in the “Virgin of the Rocks”) predates […]