Series Spotlight - Evelyn De Morgan
As lockdown begins to lift for some, whilst others remain in isolation, we are reminded of "The Gilded Cage" by Evelyn De Morgan pictured above. As Oscar Wilde famously wrote "Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life".
Evelyn De Morgan was born in 1855 and died in 1919. She was one of the first women to get a proper art education at the Slade School of Art. Her distinctive style which was a mixture of the classicism taught at the Slade, late pre-Raphaelitism and the work of Botticelli, which she saw on her frequent trips to Florence which earned her commercial success.
A passion for the spiritual is evident in De Morgan's work. She embraces the fantastical in this special Fine Art collection.