Love Personified

Today I have been pondering allegories of love in art.  Namely, the choices artists make when representing the concept of Love in physical form.  It is usually male and I assume that the root of this lies in Greek myths of Eros, god of love, or Cupid, his Roman counterpart. While many today think of…
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Images of Guinevere

Medievalism grew in popularity early in the nineteenth century England and had a definite influence on William Morris especially, who even rode a horse in a toy suit of armor as a child. It is interesting that the story of Lancelot and Guinevere can be seen as a parallel to the story of William Morris and…
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Eleanor Fortescue Brickdale

Eleanor Fortescue Brickdale (1871-1945) was born years after the original members of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood had gone their separate ways.   It is obvious when looking at her work that what we now consider the “Pre-Raphaelite style” had a great influence on her.   Like many of the Pre-Raphaelites,  her subjects were shown in a Medieval style…
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