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  • Symbolism in Beata Beatrix by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

    By January 13, 2018

    Rossetti started Beata Beatrix in 1863 after the death of his wife Elizabeth Siddal (1829-62). The painting illustrates the last chapter of Medieval Florentine writer Dante Alighieri (1265-1321)’s poem La Vita Nuova (1295). The female figure is of...

  • Legend of Proserpine by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

    By January 5, 2018

    Works of the famous Pre-Raphaelite artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti often resonate with his personal experiences in life and love. Especially, the lush portraits of the larger-than-life goddesses were often inspired by the women who had the biggest significance...

  • Women in Rossetti’s Life and Art

    By December 27, 2017

    Anyone who is reminded of Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood will remember their style by the representation of a very particular type of women – the ones with angular facial features, prominent jawline, straight nose, voluminous hair – the type of...

  • Story of Pygmalion and Galatea by Sir Edward Burne-Jones

    By December 12, 2017

    The story of Pygmalion and Galatea is an enchanting myth about a Cypriot sculptor who fell in love with his own sculpture. He prays to goddess Aphrodite (aka Venus) to bring the sculpture to life for it to...

  • Pablo Picasso And His Women

    By November 28, 2017

    Pablo Picasso perhaps the most influential and recognizable painter of the 20th century, is well known for his deep love and appreciation for women. Picasso did not have an easy relationship with women – he only loved them...

  • Living In The Shadow – Marie and Peder Severin Krøyer

    By October 26, 2017

    Marie and Peder Severin Krøyer were a 19th to early 20th century couple, and while their marriage and lives were far from ideal, history judged them both to have been notable painters. When Peder Severin Krøyer met the young...

  • William Hogarth – Marriage à-la-mode

    By October 17, 2017

    The 18th century British painter William Hogarth created an insightful series of paintings about the arranged marriages of his times, entitled Marriage à-la-mode. William Hogarth – Marriage à-la-mode – takes us into the unholy world of love affairs...

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