• Inspirations,  Painters

    Rococo’s Fragonard

    Jean-Honore Fragonard has long been a favourite artist in my life… even since being a little girl, I adored his most famous painting, The Swing –  which for me captured the spirit of romance in my innocence. Fragonard was a French painter, born in 1732 (died in 1806). He is considered the ‘all-time master’ of French painting capturing the essence of the era through his beautiful and expressive paintings, alongside Francois Boucher. He painted over 550 pieces in his lifetime which don’t even include his sketches and etchings throughout his life. He started his many years of training and education with painting alongside two incredible artists – Jean-Baptiste Chardin (considered…

  • Inspirations,  Painters

    John William Waterhouse

    John William Waterhouse is an English painter, who I’ve known about for awhile but didn’t really look much into his work until recently. He was born 6th April 1849, in Rome and painted a total of 118 paintings in his life time. Probably his most famous paintings are that of Ophelia and The lady of Shalott. But my favourite is The Soul of the Rose with all of it’s romance and softness. Waterhouse started painting in the 1870s with his focus on portraiture in a classical style of the Greeks and Romans. Which is fitting, considering he was born in Rome to English parents. He would have been surrounded by…