Medea

Medea by Frederick Sandys Sandys portrays Medea as a powerful beauty and I especially love the abalone shell included among the other details of the painting.  She’s wearing a coral necklace mentioned in my post Rossetti and his baubles and in these posts at The Beautiful Necessity: The Pre-Raphaelites and “Hippie” Beads and Hippie Beads…
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Helen of Troy by Evelyn De Morgan

I have a weakness for art inspired by literary and mythological themes, so I can not resist comparing Evelyn De Morgan’s Helen of Troy with the Pre-Raphaelite artists that came before her.   I’ve written a bit about Eveylyn De Morgan before in this post.  She was heavily influenced by Burne-Jones and was inspired by…
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Evelyn De Morgan

Evelyn De Morgan’s work is wholly her own, but you can see traces of inspiration from the works of Burne-Jones and Spencer-Stanhope. This page at The Victorian Web takes a look at De Morgan’s work and the influence of Burne-Jones. Her mother was the sister of the artist John Roddam Spencer-Stanhope, who became an artistic mentor…
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