Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Love Is.. Watching Her Dream."Leighton painting", by k Madison Moore

Love is Watching Her Dream

11 x 14 Oil Painting on Canvas

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Frederic Leighton, 1st Baron Leighton  (3 December 1830 – 25 January 1896), known as Sir Frederic Leighton, Bt, between 1886 and 1896, was an English painter and sculpture. His works depicted historical, biblical and classical subject matter. Leighton was bearer of the shortest-lived peerage  in history; after only one day his hereditary peerage became extinct.

Flaming June is a painting by Lord Fredric Leighton  produced in 1895. Painted with Paintis on a 47" x 47" square canvas, it is widely considered to be Leighton's magnum opus, showing his classicist nature. It is thought that the woman portrayed alludes to the figures of sleeping
Flaming June was auctioned in the 1960s, during a period of time known to be difficult for selling Victorian era paintings, where it failed to sell for its low reserve price of $140  USD (the equivalent of $840 in contemporary prices). Afterward, it was promptly purchased by the Ponce Museum of Art in Puerto Rico where it currently resides (see the following account).
The painting was honored in a song by Paul Weller on his Stanley Road album and Mexican singer Luis Miguel in his music video  for the song Amarte es un placer.


Anonymous said...

First the colors caught my eye, then the flowing movement of the dress. This is just beautiful. RK

Madison Moore said...

Thanks RK
M :)

Mary said...

You really master color! This is amazing!

Madison Moore said...

It was so hard. I used so many colors over colors and glazes until I got what I wanted. Took forever!

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