Art History, Who was/is

Who was Simonetta Vespucci?

Simonetta Vespucci or la bella Simonetta, as she was called, was an Italian noblewoman born in Genoa. She was known as the greatest beauty of her time in Northern Italy and she was the muse and the model during the Renaissance. Being portrayed by many famous painters such as Botticelli, Piero di Cosimo and other… Continue reading Who was Simonetta Vespucci?

Art History, Artists, On this day..., Painters, Pre-Raphaelite

On this day… was born Evelyn de Morgan

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

Art History, Artists, Painters

Flora by Evelyn de Morgan

Flora is the Roman goddess of the flowers, associated with spring. This painting is clearly inspired by Botticelli's work, it was made entirely in Florence, as a celebration of the city and its Renaissance artists. Evelyn de Morgan was an English painter, her works were influenced by the style of Pre-Raphaelite movement, in fact she… Continue reading Flora by Evelyn de Morgan