Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Evelyn De Morgan 1855-1919

Cadmus and Harmonia by Evelyn De Morgan
The Sea Maidens by Evelyn De Morgan
Evelyn De Morgan was an English Pre-Raphaelite painter. I like these two paintings. The top one is yet another "snake-woman" image. There are so many throughout history! Cadmus was Harmonia's husband in Greek Mythology. Read how Cadmus became a serpent. The "Sea Maidens" reminds me of my own work because the figures are all connected by their hands. It's a nice design and there is also some mysterious action going on that gives the painting it's soul.
More paintings by De Morgan here:
Illusions Gallery
The Art of Amy Crehore

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