Madeleine Emerald Thiele

The Victorian Butterfly muses upon Art, Angels & other stuff in between.


Art for Art’s Sake

May Day

Evoking 'the spirit of a beautiful, primitive and, in a large sense, eternal service’ on May Day. The choristers of Magdalen College, Oxford, are singing a hymn to the rising sun on the first day of May. This ceremony of... Continue Reading →


Flaming June: The Making of an Icon

Albert Moore and his Replicas

The Little White Girl by Whistler

  I cannot see what pleasures Or what pains were; What pale new loves and treasures New years will bear; What beam will fall, what shower, What grief or joy for dower; But one thing knows the flower; the flower... Continue Reading →

The Adoration of the Kings

What can I give Him, poor as I am? If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb; If I were a Wise Man, I would do my part; Yet what I can I give Him: give my heart.

God in Ordinary

Lantern Light

William P. Frith and his Replicas

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