Sister From The Order Of The Pre-Raphaelites

Lately, I have been delving into the lives of some of the talented women surrounding the Pre-Raphaelite movement, both artists and models, so I am delighted to re-blog this poem by Gwendrina. Published at The Peaceful Pub, “Sister From The Order Of The Pre-Raphaelites” is a poem about “a fictitious member of the group based…

Edouard Vuillard: Deux Femmes dans Interieur (1892)

From the collection of Berkshire Museum Edouard Vuillard, “Two women in an interior”. Watercolor over pencil and paper. Not dated.Christies, “A very rare Nabis watercolor is very complete, in very good condition and is a desirable subject for Vuillard’s early years (his mother and his sister). Signed and indistinctly dedicated lower right.   Details Title:…

John La Farge: Nocturne (c.1885)

  Nocturne A founder and leader of the American watercolor movement by the late 1870s, La Farge used the medium to make studies for illustrations and decorative projects, to record his travels, and to paint exquisite floral still-life exhibition pieces. This sheet typifies those still lifes in its quiet mood, its nuanced handling of the…

Habiballah of Sava: Language of the Birds (ca. 1600)

“Language of the Birds” – 12th Century Language of the Birds (Persian: منطق الطیر‎, Manṭiq-uṭ-Ṭayr, also known as مقامات الطیور Maqāmāt-uṭ-Ṭuyūr; 1177), is a mystical twelfth century Persian literary masterpiece by poet Farid ud-Din Attarin, commonly known as Attar of Nishapur. The poem title, which is in Arabic, is taken directly from the Qur’an, 27:16,…

The Elephant Hunt of Maharaja, Anup Singh of Bikaner (c.1695)

  The Elephant Hunt of Maharaja Anup Singh of Bikaner, Unknown, Circa 1695 From the collection of Cincinnati Art Museum The elephant hunt, a periodic event in the life of the Indian imperial court, was intended to augment the royal stables. This Rajasthani painting records an elephant hunt organized by the Bikaner maharaja Anup Singh….

Emily Carr: Cha-atl, Field with Pole,1912

From the collection of Royal BC Museum ALTERNATE TITLE: Cha-atl, Field with Poles PERIOD / STYLE: Early Totems (1911-1913) INSCRIPTIONS RECTO (FRONT): Signature: M EMILY CARR Also See: Emily Carr: Who Is She? Related links From the Forest to the Sea: Emily Carr in British Columbia @ Dulwich Picture Gallery DPG press release about Carr…