Flaming June or Dorothy Dene? A Muse of Frederic LeightonSeptember 5, 2020
In 1879, Frederic Leighton’s biographer and neighbor (that’s handy, isn’t it?), Mrs. Barrington, noticed “a young girl with a lovely white face, dressed in deepest black, evidently a model.” This girl was actress Dorothy Dene, a muse, and...
Royal Portraits: The Art of ImageAugust 16, 2020
Shakespeare once wrote, “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” For monarchs throughout history, the importance of their name went hand-in-hand with their image. How did one...
Beyond Madame X: Portraits by John Singer SargentAugust 11, 2020
John Singer Sargent is one of art history’s most famous portrait painters. He was born in Italy to American parents and received his formal artistic training in Paris, where he quickly became successful at the all-important annual Salon....
Painting of the Week: Józef Simmler, The Death of Barbara RadziwiłłAugust 2, 2020
The National Museum in Warsaw is one of the largest museums in Poland and boasts an extensive art collection. Among its body of works is The Death of Barbara Radziwiłł by Józef Simmler. This painting is considered to...
Julia Margaret Cameron. The Queen of Pre-Raphaelite PhotographyJune 20, 2020
The English Victorian artist Julia Margaret Cameron (who was actually born in India and raised in France) was an irreplaceable representative of pre-Raphaelite photography. With a careful look, Julia produced portraits of deep sensitivity, marked by the drama she could...
If You Love Pre-Raphaelite Art then You Must Know this MuseumJune 19, 2020
Britain is an obvious pilgrimage site for all Pre-Raphaelite fans, but did you know that the United States also has something great to offer? It’s the Delaware Art Museum! The Delaware Art Museum in the city of Wilmington...
Pre-Raphaelite Sisters: Five Female Painters to KnowJune 18, 2020
The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, an all-male artistic fraction active during the second half of the 19th century, has become synonymous today with sensuous, highly stylized depictions of ethereally beautiful, perpetually expressionless women. Pre-Raphaelite Sisters, the exhibition of the National...
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