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31 Oct 12 at 7 pm

Flora (detail)- (1880) Evelyn De Morgan

   I’m so ashamed that I have JUST NOW found Evelyn De Morgan. She really is quite amazing, she is a part of the second round of the pre-raphaelite movement which basically consisted of PRB fans such as myself. The second generation (and for that matter the third) really got in to the flowy dreamy aspect of the PRB which made them so popular. I chose this painting of her’s to talk about because I think it quite looks like ‘The Birth of Venus’ by Botticelli. I would guess with full confidence that she was most likely inspired by that painting. I mean at that time women couldn’t really study human anatomy fully, especially in Victorian England! So she probably had to study paintings. I just adore her and I implore you to look up some of her work. Her paintings are just so romantic and colorful I mean they just bring out the girly girl in everyone.


Flora (detail)- (1880) Evelyn De Morgan

   I’m so ashamed that I have JUST NOW found Evelyn De Morgan. She really is quite amazing, she is a part of the second round of the pre-raphaelite movement which basically consisted of PRB fans such as myself. The second generation (and for that matter the third) really got in to the flowy dreamy aspect of the PRB which made them so popular. I chose this painting of her’s to talk about because I think it quite looks like ‘The Birth of Venus’ by Botticelli. I would guess with full confidence that she was most likely inspired by that painting. I mean at that time women couldn’t really study human anatomy fully, especially in Victorian England! So she probably had to study paintings. I just adore her and I implore you to look up some of her work. Her paintings are just so romantic and colorful I mean they just bring out the girly girl in everyone.