An Ode to the Kiss in ArtFebruary 14, 2020
It’s that time of year again where cute candy hearts and boxes of chocolate line the supermarket shelves. Children hand out cute valentine cards to their friends; we make plans with loved ones or friends for a fun...
Jane Morris. A Pre-Raphaelite Muse and ArtistFebruary 8, 2020
Jane Morris (1839–1914) was an English embroiderer and artists’ model who embodied the Pre-Raphaelite ideal of beauty. She was a model and muse to her husband William Morris and Dante Gabriel Rossetti. The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Three rebellious young...
Painting of the Week: John Singer Sargent, Madame XJanuary 12, 2020
Happy Birthday, John Singer Sargent! If you were alive, you would be 164 years old! The world has changed substantially since 12 January 1856, however your legacy has stood enduringly. You are still considered the leading portrait painter...
Painting of the Week: Arthur Hughes, April LoveJanuary 5, 2020
Today’s Painting of the Week is April Love, 1855-1856, Arthur Hughes’ most celebrated artwork that embodies Pre-Raphaelites’ soul. Hughes and Pre-Raphaelites We consider April Love, made by Arthur Hughes (1832-1915) a Pre-Raphaelite painting. Though, the artist never actually...
Romeo and Juliet of the East: Laila and MajnunDecember 18, 2019
Laila and Qays are the Romeo and Juliet of the East. The tragic tale of these ill-fated lovers has been widely featured in Asian and Middle Eastern folklore. The story of their unconsummated love has been told many...
The Sumptuous Wallace Collection, Fragonard and The SwingDecember 9, 2019
The Wallace Collection displays a collection, which came together in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, collected by the first four Marquesses of Hertford. One piece, living in the beautiful collection, is The Swing by Jean-Honoré Fragonard. The Rococo...
Painting of the Week: Jean-Honoré Fragonard, The SwingSeptember 29, 2019
Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732-1806) was the most prolific French painter of the 18th century. He created over 550 paintings embodying the spirit of the Rococo age. His most famous painting, The Swing, not only captures the humour and sensuality...
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