Masterpiece Mondays: Edwin Long, “The Daughters of Our Empire. England: The Primrose”
The “Language of Flowers” is a tradition that assigns specific meanings or sentiments to various types of flowers. It began in the ancient Middle East and China and was introduced to Europe during the 18th century. The language of flowers became increasingly renowned during the Victorian era, particularly during the artistic renaissance. […]
Masterpiece Mondays: Dante Gabriel Rossetti, “A Vision of Fiammetta”
Dante Gabriel Rossetti, “A Vision of Fiammetta” Behold Fiammetta, shown in Vision here. Gloom girt ‘mid Spring flushed apple growth she stands; And as she sways the branches with her hands, Along her arm the sundered bloom falls sheer, In separate petals shed, each like a tear; While from […]
Masterpiece Mondays: Dante Gabriel Rossetti's "Lady Lilith"
Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s “Lady Lilith” “Of Adam’s first wife, Lilith, it is told (The witch he loved before the gift of Eve,) That, ere the snake’s, her sweet tongue could deceive, And her enchanted hair was the first gold. And still she sits, young while the earth is old, And, […]