Sunday, December 06, 2009
Sundays Art: Pre-Raphaelites Flaming June 1895
Frederic, Lord Leighton (1830-1896)
What had first begun as a motif to adorn a marble bath in one of Leighton's other works, Summer Slumber, it turned out that he became attached to the design and decided to create it as a painting in its own right.
This is number one on my list of the Pre Raphaelites, I have it on a journal and buy it every time I see it on anything. I have always dreamed her to be a sleeping goddess on mount Olympus, slumbering in a paradise on the clouds. I am in shock it was to be a "adornment" at first and was not originally created as a main piece.