“Life begets life. Energy creates energy.” Sarah Bernhardt I was drawn to Paul Berthon’s lithograph before I knew he had captured the face of the renowned Sarah Bernhardt, arguably the … Continue reading #FridayPainting: Paul Berthon “Sarah Bernhardt”
In the last post on Art Nouveau, we met Christina Rossetti, the sister of Dante, one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite movement. The Pre-Raphaelites were revolutionary for their time. … Continue reading Sir John Everett Millais – The Controversy Begins
“Tread softly! All the earth is holy ground.” Christina Rossetti Every Christmas, I listen to In the Bleak Mid-Winter, never realizing the connection to Art Nouveau and the Pre-Raphaelites. That … Continue reading Dante’s Kid Sister – Christina
“The past is not dead, it is living in us, and will be alive in the future which we are now helping to make.” William Morris In my June 22nd … Continue reading Art Nouveau: Morris, Rossetti and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
“I can paint and draw. I believe this myself and a few other people say that they believe this too. But I’m not certain of whether it’s true.” Gustav Klimt … Continue reading Art Nouveau – Gustav Klimt
“Those who look for the laws of Nature as a support for their new works collaborate with the creator.” Antoni Gaudí December 2007, I travelled to Barcelona to experience Antoni … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Antoni Gaudí!
“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” William Morris William Morris (March 24, 1834 – October 3, 1896) was … Continue reading Art Nouveau – William Morris & Medieval Knights
“An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.” Oscar Wilde The year was 1893. The Studio, a new illustrated magazine of fine and … Continue reading Art Nouveau: Salome, Oscar, Aubrey & The Yellow Book
“Great nations write their autobiographies in three manuscripts – the book of their deeds, the book of their words and the book of their art.” John Ruskin The Belgian journal … Continue reading Art Nouveau: Ideas Inspire Innovation
Art Nouveau! It was art that went viral – the first grand international style, practiced by a diverse collection of artists. And it wasn’t just painting; it was architecture, furniture, … Continue reading Art Nouveau – The Art That Went Viral!