Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Edit: After a quick search, I found more!! Oh please check out this link for more gorgeous photographic interpretations of Waterhouse! (Saving images from the site is disabled, which I will respect and not repost here, but trust me...go look!)
Friday, October 16, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
I'm still working on reading through The Memorials of Edward Burne-Jones. What a great book that is! I have to share a selection of wonderful quotes from it about Ned.
Monday, October 5, 2009
Today on The Onion, this article cracked me up so much I had to share it here.
"Hoping to boost attendance and broaden its base of supporters, the Metropolitan Museum of Art launched a new initiative this week that allows patrons, for the first time ever, to prod and scratch at the classic paintings in its revered collection."
"You can't grasp the brilliance of a great painting just by looking at it," said Phil Brehm, 32, who acknowledged that he hadn't set foot inside a museum since a mandatory field trip in high school. "To truly appreciate fine art, you need to be able to run your fingers over its surface and explore its range of textures."
"Or just rub your face all over it, like I do," Brehm added.
Sunday, October 4, 2009
I've been reading The Memorials of Edward Burne-Jones by Georgiana lately. What a delight it is to read about Ned's life from someone so close to him! I'm relishing every detail. One thing I found especially sweet was an illustration enclosed that Ned did for a book called The Fairy Family. It was one of the first sketches he did around college age, trying to decide if he could really make a go of art for a living. And look...he included a pattern on her bed drapes that look quite a bit like William Morris' Daisy pattern! I'm not sure whether the chicken or the egg came first, but I always find it so charming to see bits of blending between the works of Morris and Burne-Jones...their friendship fused them together so completely.
Also, I have to share the beautiful words Burne-Jones wrote to a friend in college about Morris: