mythological art

Who were the Amazons?

According to Greek mythology, the Amazons were a tribe of women warriors, considered brutal, aggressive and whose main concern in life was the war. Herodotus affirmed that they lived on the banks of the Thermodon River, and according to Diodorus they were inhabitants of Ancient Libya long before settled along the Thermodon. Some writers, as… Continue reading Who were the Amazons?

Art, women of mythology

The love of Psyche and Eros

The story of Psyche and Eros is probably one of the most beautiful of Greek mythology. It has been told several times, serving as inspiration to many artists of the past. And even in our days it keeps its magic, as a common archetype in several movies. Psyche entering Cupid's garden by J.W.Waterhouse - 1903… Continue reading The love of Psyche and Eros

Art, Art History, Artists

Medusa

Undoubtedly, Medusa is one of the best-known mythological characters of the Greek mythology, especially because her myth has been reproduced in art since the classical antiquity. But why is it so attractive? Why the story of a female monster arises so much interest? Pompei's door decoration The Myth According to the Greek mythology, Medusa was… Continue reading Medusa

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