Lady Lilith

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Dante Rossetti’s painting (Lady Lilith, 1866) and my floral pattern. Dante Rossetti painted as a model his mistress Fanny Cornforth but he changed it in 1872 and painted the face of Alexa Wilding. Rossetti wrote a sonnet dedicated to Lilith. … Continue reading

Pre-Raphaelite delicacy

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Jules Frederic Ballavoine’s painting, pomegranate jewel, William Morris design and my photo of sea in Sicily. Pre-Raphaelism was a British artistic movement, born in the late 1840s, in London, during the Victorian era. The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was a group of … Continue reading

Opalescent jewelry

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Winged heart opal brooch, Pre Raphaelite (Arts & Crafts) tiara (1900s) and William Morris’ illustration. Opalescence is the optical property of a transparent or translucide material which gives it an aspect or a milky color with iridescent reflects like the … Continue reading

Délicatesse fleurie

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Mix of two Alphonse Mucha’s illustrations, Art nouveau enameled and diamond set brooch by Whiteside & Blank and Ilgiz Fazulzyanov’s ring.

Nostalgique d’un temps passé

The floral dress is from Red Valentino. The background (York wallcoverings) is a “toile de Jouy” : ” a type of printed calico with a characteristic floral, figure, or landscape design on a light background, typically used for upholstery or curtains. Originally made at Jouy-en-Josas, near Paris”.

View on Antibes

Red Valentino’s dress.
Antibes, ville de mon enfance,
Objet de mon affection,
A jamais dans mon esprit et mon cœur…
Claude Monet painted the French Riviera and Antibes several times. This piece of art called “View seen from the Salis garden” was realized in 1888. Antibes is a well known town on the French Riviera, located between Cannes (12km) and Nice (20km). Antibes is a historic town ; it was the only town on the coast to be protected by ramparts.

Petals of cherry blossoms carried away by the wind

There is a beautiful Haiku (short poem) by Kakimoto Tae from 1893 translated in French :
Au ciel s’en vont
Les pétales de cerisiers
D’une seule envolée.

Translated in English by me :
To the sky are going
The petals of cherry trees
By one flight.

Source : http://www.unhaiku.com/

Art Nouveau flowers

Art Nouveau (or Art nouille) is an artistic movement of late 19th century and early 20th century, characterized by sinuous lines and designs inspired by the nature (flowers, trees…). Alphonse Mucha, Elizabeth Sonrel and Gaspar Camps are renowned Art Nouveau illustrators.

The fashion designer Antonio Marras

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Born in Alghero (Sardinia), Antonio Marras presented for the first time an eponym collection in 1996, focusing on craft techniques and inspired from his natal island (folkloristic kitsch style, ligazzio rubio …). In 1999, he founded his own label of … Continue reading

Art Nouveau flowers

Klimt painting and René Lalique brooch.
Art Nouveau (or Art nouille) is an artistic movement of late 19th century and early 20th century, characterized by sinuous lines and designs inspired by the nature (flowers, trees…). Gustav Klimt is a renowned Art Nouveau illustrators.