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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..

Styling April and May – Photography  Wendy van Woudenberg BeeldSTEIL - special thanks to our model Lana, from Lana Red Studio

 

 

SURROUNDED BY NATURE

LIVE, WALK, DREAM AND WONDER

KEEP NATURE CLOSE

EMBODY IT IN DIFFERENT WAYS

TELL YOUR OWN STORY

 

 

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  • Thank you for sharing and celebrating the beauty of nature! So happy you joined us! With love, the editorial team of The Green Gallery

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