Monday, November 2, 2009

Augusta, Esmerelda, and Dolores

I recently enjoyed reading the book Julia Margaret Cameron's Women, which was full of gorgeous photographs by the wonderful Pre-Raphaelite style photographer.

I had to share a quote though. :)

"A good model was transparent, neither too expressive nor too individualized. Burne-Jones warned against an overly explicit characterization of mythic subjects. Countering criticism of the restraint with which he had imbued the grieving queens in The Sleep of Arthur in Avalon, he wryly commented: 'A little more expression and they would be neither queens nor mysteries nor symbols, but just...Augusta, Esmerelda, and Dolores, considerably overcome by a recent domestic bereavement.'"


Hermes said...

Another book to add to the list and a wonderful quote.

The romantic query letter and the happy-ever-after said...

Love the quote. You and I share a sensibility or at the very least an affinity for art. I adore your blog. Thanks for sharing all the very best.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest Grace! Thank you for coming around my hearths!!! Yes, you may take anyone of these great fireplaces and build to your delight! Wouldn't anyone of these just be wonderful to have and sit around for our teatime? How is everything? I hope you are well, happy and enjoying the good life.

Grace said...

Romantic query, thanks for the comments! I am glad you're enjoying the blog!