The Amateur Aesthete: “Fallen Angel” by Alexandre Cabanel

Art

My first encounter of this 1847 painting was on Twitter towards the end of 2018. I follow a number of art and fashion Twitter accounts and because I spend a lot of time on social media (shame on me, right?), I see a lot of beautiful posts but none of them had ever stood out to me the way this particular painting has.

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The Amateur Aesthete

Art

Welcome to the newest segment of my blog!

When Lydia Smiles is all about the things that make me happy, the things that I love—the things that make me Lydia— which I want to share with you! I’ve been getting the hang of blogging over the last few months and while I love writing about my spiritual journey, positivity and the Law of Attraction, those aren’t the only things that make me smile. Art forms a big part of who I am as a creative. I’m pedantic about my Instagram layout (which is pretty much themed and features a few collages which I spent a good portion of my day putting together for uploading), I love a good aesthetic on pretty much anything, I’m a sucker for detail and a good story and I love me some artwork (especially Renaissance artworks) and that what this is about.