Sunday, November 29, 2009
Happy belated Thanksgiving, fellow U.S. people! I'm recuperating from a flu/cold thing, thus the silence. But my regular search on Etsy for keywords last night came across this necklace I thought was too lovely not to share. It uses an image transfer of William Morris' Artichoke pattern, and is definitely one of the more beautiful pieces I've seen that transform his work into jewelry form.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
And both Rockwell's art and that of the Pre-Raphaeltes now, because of their sentimentality, are often framed on walls and admired as just "pretty art" or "sweet art" when really, they have far, far more to tell us.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Thanks to Cathy Baker for this link.
VALUABLE stained-glass windows at an ancient Moray chapel were yesterday being removed as part of preparation work for the Fochabers bypass.
The world-famous pre-Raphaelite windows at Gordon Chapel at Fochabers are being removed and stored by the Scottish Glass Company to save them from being damaged during the work, which will speed up traffic on the A96 Inverness to Aberdeen road.
The windows were designed by Edward Burne-Jones and made by William Morris and Company.
Although they were not part of the original design of the Gothic-style chapel, which was built in the 1830s, they were added between 1874 and 1919. Each of the windows commemorates a member or members of the Gordon Lennox family. The modern St Andrew window was added in 1990 to commemorate Sir George Gordon Lennox.
During the bypass work, which is expected to take three years to complete, tough plastic sheeting will be used to cover the gaps in the stone frames.
The windows are expected to be put back in with a special acoustic protective layer.
A major six-month refurbishment of the chapel, including a new roof and repairs to stone work, is due to start soon. Services will be held in the rectory underneath the church in the meantime.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Photographer Richard Greenthorn:
Photographer Timothy Lantz:
Photographer Thomas Dodd:
Photographer Marcus J Ranum:
Photographer Nina Pak:
Sunday, November 15, 2009
First there's RoseOak, who has several items inspired both directly and indirectly by artwork titles and the Pre-Raphaelites in general.
(inspired by The Long Engagement)
Funkysmart has a beautiful shawl inspired by Waterhouse's Miranda and the Tempest.
Monday, November 2, 2009
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.'"
Sunday, November 1, 2009
I've been doing a lot of blog-hopping lately...finding wonderful links on one blog and traveling to the next and next. This wonderful photographer/digital artist on Flickr is one I came across that way, and I've delighted in looking through all of her images on Flickr. Gorgeous work.
Anyway, this is her rendition of Millais' Ophelia, a commentary on water pollution.