Pre-Raphaelite artistic style and its interpretation of feminine, romanticism and symbolic natural beauty are the source of inspiration for DeWitt’s creation of the Golden Afternoon collection.
Artistic inspiration In the mid-nineteenth century Victorian England, a brotherhood of former Raphaelite British artists, poets and critics created works in praise of women, romanticism and symbolic nature. They are dissatisfied with the ideas taught and pursued by the Royal Academy, and they hope to return to a more direct and honest expression of art, advocating rich details, strong colors and complex structures.
Dante Gabriel Rossetti is one of the people who promoted the artist circle, and he hopes to strengthen the link between romantic poetry and art. Another artist heavily influenced by the pre-Raphaelite style is Julia Margaret Cameron. She is recognized as one of the most influential people in the early history of portrait photography, and her many famous portraits have made her famous.
Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879) Alethea (Alice Liddell) – 1872
Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828 to 1882) ‘The Day Dream’ (1880)
Golden Afternoon Golden Afternoon Through the Golden Afternoon, DeWitt tries to combine poetry and art to trace women’s different periods in their lives and their changing views on things around the world. Golden Afternoon golden afternoon series style is light and dreamy, reflecting the inner world of women like a mirror.
The Golden Afternoon series uses exquisite mother-of-pearl to make the dial. It is like a garden full of flowers, with a breeze blowing from time to time. Flowers of various sizes and shades fly outward from the center, scattered around the dial, poetic. Against the background of the mother-of-pearl sky, the looming clouds and the twelve diamond water lilies merge to form a fantasy-like oil painting. The slight ‘out-of-focus’ effect is reminiscent of Julia Margaret Cameron’s photographic style, which is extremely tense and imaginative.
The delicate hour and minute hands resemble angel wings, and the top of the slim and elegant second hand looks like a flame. At the bottom left of the dial, a small DeWitt logo floats gently in the mother-of-pearl sky.
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