A couple of weeks ago I promised you more pictures from the Cincinnati Art Museum. These artworks aren't necessarily Pre-Raphaelite, but they are ones I felt bowed to its aesthetic.
A gorgeous, immense painting of Ophelia from Hamlet. I didn't get the name of this one, apologies.
My first Bouguereau! Meditation. I was struck by how very real the central figure's face was. Quite believable as a person who truly lived.
My first Alma-Tadema! Comparisons. I was awed by how small this painting was, and how delicate the detail work.
Eve Hearing the Voice by Moses Ezekiel. I was absolutely dumbstruck with the power of this statue's pose. No matter what direction you approached it, the figure's expression was palpable.
and I also appreciated that the figure was rendered realistically...including cellulite!
Also note the serpent twining around the base.The Harp of Erin by Thomas Buchanan Read. An allegorical painting in which the woman, with shamrocks in her hair, represents Ireland, chained to a large rock that represents England. I was quite smitten with this painting. A corner cupboard with carvings of Freya and Thor, by Henry Fry. Click the image to see the carvings better!I am smitten by this bedstead by Benn Pittman, Adelaide Nourse Pittman, and Elizabeth Nourse (and how neat that it's two women and a man who created it, and all family). It's described on its plate as "probably the finest example of American Aesthetic Movement furniture." I must agree. The two painted panels represent day and night, and the birds in the center are very three-dimensional. This is a gorgeous study for Moods to Music by Robert Frederick Blum. I love the romance and the sense of movement to this artwork.A hanging cabinet designed also by Benn Pittman, carved by Emma Marqua, and painted by Charles T Webber. The plate beside this explained that it was very much inspired by the British Aesthetic Movement in furniture. The painted images are a memorial to the recipient's sister, showing the subjects of a poem she once wrote.