Saturday, May 14, 2005

Florence



Flora, 1894 by Evelyn De Morgan, The De Morgan Foundation, London.

Married to William De Morgan who was associated with the Pre-Raphaelites, Evelyn has also become part of the group of artists who have come to be included in that genre. On the scroll at the bottom right hand corner of the painting is written in Italian (source):

I am Flora who came from Florence
The City which takes its name from flowers
Amongst the flowers I was born and now changing
home I have my dwelling in the mountainous north
Welcome and amid the northern mists
Let my treasure be dear to you.

3 comments:

Cynthia said...

What a lovely site! I found it last night via a mention in "The Intuitive Life Business Blog" (http://www.intuitive.com/blog/) and agreed with his assessment: "simple, elegant, and interesting."

Then my blog received a nice note from "The Complimenting Commenter" (http://complimenter.blogspot.com/)and I was reminded that it's a good thing to let people know their work is appreciated. So I just wanted to say: "Your Daily Art" is definitely a gift and a pleasure. Thanks!

Martha said...

Thank you for the kind words.

Strata said...

And indeed, I am reminded by this comment that I should chime in-- thanks for the daily art and the little bit of background with it.

I also found it via the Intuitive Live blog. BTW, your jewelery is very fine!

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