Sunday, November 13, 2016

Daily Dose

From Peacock and Vine: On William Morris and Mariano Fortuny, by A. S. Byatt


"William Morris first undertook to represent pomegranates in 1864 -- he produced a design for 'fruit' or 'pomegranates' which originally also contained some elegant olive branches.  Like many designs by Morris the originsl identity is dubious -- is it fruit, is it a pomegranate?  It is oval in shape, rather than round, and looks unlie any pomegranate I have ever seen."

From Pomegranate

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