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Feb 23, 2010

the Pre-Raphaelites

the elegant imitation of nature...

Lord Frederic Leighton

Song Without Words, 1860-1

Flaming June, 1895

Pavonia, 1858

Study At a Reading Desk, 1877

Bacchante, 1895

Edward Burne-Jones

Love Among the Ruins, 1894

The Beguiling of Merlin, 1874

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Lady Lilith, 1863

John Everett Millais

Cherry Ripe, 1879

Esther, 1865

John Roddam Spencer Stanhope

Morgan Le Fay, 1862-3

Love and the Maiden, 1877

Evelyn De Morgan

De Morgan (1855–1919) was a really talented artist. Despite the fact that her family did not support her talent, she studied in secret until she was fifteen, when she was finally allowed to attend a school of Arts, where she proved to be a prominent student. She had been an admirer of the works of Botticelli and was also influenced by the work of her uncle John Roddam Spencer Stanhope.
De Morgan's art reveals her passion for painting. Her artistic style, in one sense, looks different than her contemporaries - it seems that she often tends toward a dark aesthetic, which is an aspect I really like in her works.

De Morgan uses a lot of allegories in her paintings in relation to the images of women she creates. Women (in the paintings) are the protagonists, they have power to control their lives and that was not a common theme at her time. Apart from the role of women and the theme of 'imprisonment', her art also attempts to explore spiritual and philosophical issues on which she took great interest.

There many things to say on her work and her personality...

This is the (mysterious) beauty of her paintings...

Cadmus and Harmonia, 1877

Night and Sleep, 1878

The Field of the Slain, 1916

Angel of Death, 1890

The Mourners, 1916-17

Aurora Triumphans, 1877-8

Dryad, 1884–85

Port after Stormy Seas, 1905

Flora, 1894

Helen of Troy, 1898

Cassandra, 1898

Queen Eleanor & Fair Rosamund, 1905

The Love Potion, 1903

Hope in a Prison of Despair, 1887

Ariadne at Naxos, 1877

1 comment:

  1. John Roddam Spencer Stanhope corrected once / J. R. S. Stanhope corregido una vez

    John Roddam Spencer Stanhope corrected twice / J. R. S. Stanhope corregido dos veces