Mother and Child, 1865 by Frederic Leighton


Why is Lord Frederic Leighton’s masterpiece Mother and Child still so popular?

– Symbolism in lilies, shoes, birds, and a grape
– When a mother frames your whole world
– The Baron painter Leighton: rich, famous and still relevant

Flaming June by Frederic Leighton


Flaming June sings to us with radiant color and elemental symbols. Many see this painting as simple. It’s a beautiful woman in a glorious dress. They’re not wrong. But as with most masterpieces, more levels of meaning resonate here.