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    Notre Dame Still Stands

    In 1855, Elizabeth Siddal visited Paris on a journey funded by her patron, art critic John Ruskin. I’ve often wondered what the experience was like for her. She had gone through so many thrilling changes in her life at this point, from shop girl to artist’s model, to gliding effortlessly to the other side of the easel and becoming an…

  • Evelyn De Morgan

    Evelyn De Morgan Centenary Symposium

    Celebrate Evelyn De Morgan’s centenary. Purchase tickets at Eventbrite. Learn more at the De Morgan Foundation. Evelyn De Morgan was a radical Victorian artist who defied her gender and upper-class upbringing to become a commercially successful, professional artist. Her style develops from Neo-Classical, Italian Renaissance influenced work, which she was taught at the Slade School of Art, to Pre-Raphaelite canvases,…

  • Books,  Christina Rossetti,  poetry,  Site Related,  tv/film

    The Tantalizing Case of Poirot and the Forbidden Fruit

    David Suchet as Poirot. Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes. Joan Hickson as Miss Marple. All have been on my lifelong menu for mental comfort food. Tonight, Poirot was served up deliciously in the 2008 ITV adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Cat Among the Pigeons. The episode takes place at an all girls’ school. Early on, my thirst for traces of Pre-Raphaelites…

  • Books

    #WorldBookDay Experiment with Time

    This book was a thoughtful and loving gift from my boyfriend Scott, who had never heard of it, but understood exactly why I wanted it and tracked down the perfect copy. Perfect because it was from the right time period to give me the same tactile experience that Agatha Christie might have had when she read it.  I’ve wanted this book…

  • Elizabeth Siddal,  Link Love,  Site Related

    A Wondrous Pursuit

    Yesterday was LizzieSiddal.com‘s 15th anniversary! February 1st is a happy memory for me; it’s a day that represents an idea, the beginning of a pursuit that has become something more fulfilling than I could have imagined.  Over the span of fifteen years, some truly mad and wonderful people have joined in to help share art and wombats all over social media.…