Art History, Artists, On this day..., Painters, Pre-Raphaelite

On this day… was born Evelyn de Morgan

Evelyn de Morgan was an English painter, born Evelyn Pickering, changing her name in 1887, when she married the ceramist William De Morgan. Her works were very influenced by the style of the Pre-Raphaelite art. She was a follower of the Edward Burne-Jones (a painter of the later phase of the Pre-Raphaelite movement) paintings. In… Continue reading On this day… was born Evelyn de Morgan

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Art History, Artists, Photographers, Photography

Photography pioneer

British botanist Anna Atkins is considered one of the first women to create photography and the first person to publish a book illustrated with photographies. She received an unuasual scientific education for a woman of her time. Her father and her husband were friends of William Henry Fox Talbot (scientist, inventor and a photography pioneer).… Continue reading Photography pioneer

Art History, Art Nouveau, Artists, Movement/Style

An Art Nouveau Chapel

The Watts Cemetery Chapel or Watts Mortuary Chapel is one of the most remarkable Art Nouveau buildings in Britain. This chapel is in an Art Nouveau version of Celtic Revival style, it’s located in the village cemetery of Compton in Surrey (England). It was designed and built by the artist Mary-Fraser Tytler. The building is… Continue reading An Art Nouveau Chapel