This May sees the launch of our exclusive collaboration with one of Europe’s leading art museums – The Wallace Collection in Marylebone, London.
Melody Rose Designer Melanie Roseveare has been commissioned by The Wallace Collection to create a timeless range of fine bone china tableware and sumptuous textiles inspired by one of the museum’s superb Old Masters paintings. The collection is available to buy here and is also be available to buy from the museum’s shop.
Melanie chose to reimagine The Temptation of St Hillarion – a 19th Century painting by French artist Dominique-Louis-Féréol Papety.
In the painting, St Hillarion is seen living as a hermit, lying on the ground outside his cave. He appears to subsist on a diet of root vegetables and water which may have caused him to have hallucinations – namely a visit by a topless seductress offering cascading fruits, wine and a sultry look.
Deconstructing the painting and giving it a contemporary twist, Melanie celebrates the ‘temptation’ St Hillarion sees in his visions by depicting The Temptress and The Monk.