green gallery historic beauty
The Green Gallery issue #2 is out now. A few months ago we where asked to create an artwork especially for The Green Gallery, inspired by the historic painting 'Day Dream' by Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Together with Wendy from BeeldSTEIL we created this contemporary interpretation.
Day Dream was Gabriel Dante Rossetti's last finished work. At the time this was painted, Rossetti was involved in a love affair with Jane Morris, the sitter for this painting and also the wife of William Morris. He shows her sitting in the branches of a sycamore tree, holding a sprig of honeysuckle. This climbing plant symbolised the bonds of love for the Victorians. The painter probably included it as a subtle reference to his relationship with Jane..
'The painting by Dante Gabriel Rossetti inspired us to translate women from the past into a modern version with a focus on nature, green and new ways of using nature to capture beauty and dream away on a late summer and early autumn day. In the painting the woman is almost one with nature and all the green surrounding her. This inspired us too to work with the theme of hiding and concealing, thinking:
Dreams even may spring till autumn...'
We loved to be working on a special project like this. The Green Gallery is an online magazine which presents flowers and plants as the source of inspiration for lovers of art, fashion, food, interiors and design. An honor to have our work published here..
SURROUNDED BY NATURE
LIVE, WALK, DREAM AND WONDER
KEEP NATURE CLOSE
EMBODY IT IN DIFFERENT WAYS
TELL YOUR OWN STORY