Une nuit de Décembre

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Henri Fantin-Latour’s painting, Victorian crescent moon brooch, fir tree and diamond star brooch (1870). La lune pareil à un morceau de nacre, éclaire de blanc le bleu saphir du ciel. À la lueur de l’astre blanc, apparaît une passagère de … Continue reading

Autumn in painting (1)

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« In Greek mythology, autumn began when Persephone was abducted by Hades to be the Queen of the Underworld. In distress Persephone’s mother, Demeter (the goddess of the harvest), caused all the crops on Earth to die until her daughter … Continue reading

Fairy paintings

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a comedy in five acts by William Shakespeare, written about 1595–96 and published in 1600. This story was depicted many times, namely by the painter John Simmons. « Theseus, duke of Athens, has conquered Hippolyta, … Continue reading

Lesbia and her sparrow

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John Edward Poynter’s painting (“Lesbia and her sparrow”, 1907) and my patterns. The poet Catulle (1st before J.-C) nicknamed his lover Claudia “Lesbia” in reference to the isle of Lesbos (Greece) where she grew up. The famous poetess Sappho lived … Continue reading

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

The French Empress Josephine

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Portrait of the French Empress Josephine of Beauharnais (first wife of Napoleon I) by the painter Jean Louis Viger, a plate of the dining service of Napoleon I in the Tuileries and French Empire style patterns. Joséphine de Beauharnais (1763-1814) … Continue reading

La belle Orientale

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André Suréda portrait and my designs (flower background and frieze). André Suréda (1872-1930) was a French orientalist painter who painted mostly North Africa.

La belle assoupie

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Mix of two paintings of André Sureda (1872-1930) and my design made with photoshop based on my two photos (Sky and pink flowers). André Suréda (1872-1930) was a French orientalist painter. He painted portraits and landscapes in North Africa (especially … Continue reading

Adèle parée d’or

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Vanessa Seward’s dress. Details of the Gustav Klimt’s painting called “Adele Bloch-Bauer’s portrait” in 1907.

Victorian jewelry : The Grand period / Mourning period (1860-1885)

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Photo of the Prince Albert (Queen’s husband), gutta-percha brooch, hair mourning brooch, cross jewel by Shelley Cooper, archaeological revival bangle by Carlo Giuliano and mourning ring “not lost” (Dahlium). The Grand Period or the grand mourning (1861 to 1880) began … Continue reading

Victorian jewelry : The Romantic period (1837-1860)

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Regard ring, coral cameo, serpent brooch, heart locket, bow brooch, coral necklace, bird brooch, hand brooch and a photo of the Queen Victoria and Prince Albert (1859). The Romantic period (early Victorian reign, 1837-1860) celebrated and represented the love of … Continue reading

Pre-Raphaelite inspired photos (1)

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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 three young students of the Royal Academy : William Holman Hunt (1827-1910), John Everett Millais (1829-1896) … Continue reading

Un déluge de fleurs

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Paule Ka’s dress and a part of a Gustav Klimt’s painting “The kiss” (1907-1908). Gustav Klimt was a renowned Austrian Art nouveau painter.

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

The Goddess of Autumn Carpo

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Mix of two paintings (Sylvia by Frank Dicksee, 1891 and The arched bridge by Trost Richards, 1869) and photo of a fall leaf. In Greek mythology, the Horae or the Hours were the Goddesses of the classical three seasons : … Continue reading

Un automne lumineux

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“L’automne est le printemps de l’hiver.” Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Tara Jarmon’s coat, gold version of leaves and the background of the Claude Monet’s painting “The hunt”. Autumn was a season Claude Monet (1840-1926) depicted several times.

A l’ombre d’un oranger

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“Orangers, arbres que j’adore, Que vos parfums me semblent doux ! Est-il dans l’empire de Flore Rien d’agréable comme vous ?” Éloge de l’oranger – Jean de la Fontaine Émile Vernon painting “Beauty under the orange tree” and Des petits … Continue reading