Have you heard of the Eve of St. Agnes? I hadn't before I read the Keats poem. It's filled with exquisite detail. So no wonder it's inspired so many artists. I also didn't know it helped spur the Pre-Raphaelite movement. Here's a brief history of St. Agnes. She's a saint in the Catholic tradition since… Continue reading Pre-Raphaelites and The Eve of St. Agnes
Ladies in art history have some fabulous hats. And I must have them. Clearly. Do not even attempt to tell me it's out of style. It's exquisite. Do I know how this stays on? No. Do I still want it? Yes, of course. Loose and whimsical. Just perfect for those en plein air… Continue reading Fabulous Hats in Art That I Must Have
In my case, it's a resounding yes. Truth be told I cry in almost every animated movie, so it's not exactly hard to move me. But I have felt like a bit of a weirdo when I'm crying at a gallery. Art in person can be an entirely overwhelming experience. It's cliche but seeing art… Continue reading Does Art Make You Cry?