Here is my Collage for this weeks Three Muses Challenge..Victorian Elegance.
My haughty lady is surrounded with her sparkling paste brooches, her scented note cards, and a feather from her peacock feather fan. To me she is the epitomy of Victorian elegance.
We tend to think of this sort of romantic image of Victorians. Unfortunately there was another side to the coin, with extreme poverty, terrible working conditions and child labour. Just read Charles Dickens.
mmmm . . . so true! love the lady and all her elegance
I think she is waiting for the 'ladies maid' to bring her afternoon tea, June, very haughty she is too! You've chosen beautiful images for your delightful Victorian masterpiece!
Stunning!! Love all the different elements and how you have put them together!
Gorgeous collage, June!
I love the compositoin of the lady sitting on the sofa also June. It looks like a "out of bounds" effect.
A wonderful collage !!
Wonderful details you've worked into this one, June. It's eye candy for sure! Thanks for sharing it with us at Three Muses this week!
She is elegant, June!
You're so right about the other side of the Victorian coin. I think of it as quite a dark, grim time. Elegance only really appeared in the Edwardian period.
You've captured the Victorians beautifully! Unfortunately, just like it is today, it was the chosen few who enjoyed the luxuries. It's been a while since I've read Charles Dickens, but, as you wrote, that was the real world for most people.
A beautiful rich collage full of wonderful Victorian ornament. So lovely June!
Lovely composition and your thoughts are evoking.
Beautiful collage June....would love to see a Dickens one as well..... Annette x
Gorgeous depiction of the extravagances of that time. I'm afraid my ancestors were probably not this well off.
Your interpretation makes justice to the bright side of the period. Unfortunately the other side was pretty dark and specially tough for children and women.
oh wow hun this is one,stunning collage the images,and colors on this hun,are just amazing hugs cheryl xxxxxxxx
Beautiful collage, June! and you are so right about working conditions, etc.
Sending (((hugs))) your way,
Yes Charles Dickens brings those times alive but so have you with this piece June. I hope Freddie is getting better my friend.
Hugs June xx
Beautiful work, June.
Always two sides to the coin - but your lady does epitomise the haughty grandeur - well done! xx
You have hit the nail on the head here, June, with a look on the other side of the coin. Your haughty lady will have been able to 'lord' it over a skivvy at least. Love your collage my friend.
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