Elizabeth Eleanor Siddal, better known as Lizzie Siddal, was an English poet and painter, however she is better known for being the model of famous paintings of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, such as Ophelia by Millais. Self-portrait by Lizzie Siddal in 1854 Siddal was named after her mother. Her parents were Charles Crooke Siddal and Elizabeth… Continue reading Who was Elizabeth Siddal?
Fiammetta is one of the most famous literary characters, she appears in several of Boccaccio’s works, she was his muse and lover and was traditionally associated with Maria d’Aquino, a noblewoman of Naples, who was an illegitimate daughter of Robert Wise, King of Naples and Count of Provence. Fiammetta's song by Edwin Austin Abbey (Photo… Continue reading Fiammetta
Julia Margaret Cameron was one of the most important and innovative photographers of the 19th century. Her photographs purposely out of focus, often including scratches, smudges and other traces of the artistic’s process were considered rule-breaking by the critics of her time. She started taking up photography for her amusement at the age of 48,… Continue reading The Rosebud Garden of Girls by Julia Margaret Cameron
Ophelia is one of the most famous female characters of Shakespeare’s plays. She is a young noblewoman of Denmark in the worldly acclaimed drama Hamlet. In the play, Ophelia is the daughter of Polonius, sister of Laertes and the potential wife of the Prince Hamlet. Ophelia by Pierre Auguste Cot (1870) - Private CollectionOphelia by… Continue reading Ophelia
Evelyn de Morgan was an English painter, born Evelyn Pickering, changing her name in 1887, when she married the ceramist William De Morgan. Her works were very influenced by the style of the Pre-Raphaelite art. She was a follower of the Edward Burne-Jones (a painter of the later phase of the Pre-Raphaelite movement) paintings. In… Continue reading On this day… was born Evelyn de Morgan