The art of John William Waterhouse and the Pre-Raphaelites along with William Morris, the Arts & Crafts movement, Art Nouveau and Victorian artists are special joys I'll be sharing about.
Gather Ye Rosebuds while ye may by J.W. Waterhouse ... was the inspiration for the title of my blog.
Though Waterhouse's 1908 painting was based on a poem by Robert Herrick, I was drawn to the title as a way to convey my hope to Gather together a variety of forms of beauty ... along with links to wonderful websites and blogs ... to inspire and delight.
A detail from Waterhouse's 1909 version of Gather Ye Rosebuds while ye may
"...to find again her childish subtlety and the keenness of her senses that can taste a scent, feel a color, and see – “thin as a hair, as thin as a blade of grass” – the cadence of an imaginary song.” Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette
"Eleanora Duse (1859-1924) was the leading Italian actress whom had few peers -- including men. She nearly single handily transformed Italian theater with her astonishingly sophisticated interpretation of roles in contrast to the more stilted acting generally seen in that day." - from the John Singer Sargent Virtual Gallery (click on the photo)