NaNoWriMo Inspirations

So I went and visited the Philadelphia Museum of Art (Rocky running up the stairs, for you non-locals) the other day to take some inspiration photos for my novel. I thought my wonderful fans would get a kick out of seeing some of them. ❤

Bust of Louis XV, father-in-law to Marie Antoinette and notorious lecher

Bust of Louis XV, father-in-law to Marie Antoinette and notorious lecher

Portrait of Madame du Barry, mistress of Louis XV, by Elizabeth Vigee-Le Brun

Portrait of Madame du Barry, mistress of Louis XV, by Elizabeth Vigee-Le Brun

My plotbunny. A plotbunny is like an earworm - something that gets stuck in your head and you have to write it down. Isn't he adorable? He's my more-helpful helper.

My plotbunny. A plotbunny is like an earworm – something that gets stuck in your head and you have to write it down. Isn’t he adorable? He’s my more-helpful helper.

My not-so-helpful helper

My not-so-helpful helper

Close-up of Artemis

Close-up of Artemis

Marble of Artemis. I forgot to take a photo of the plaque so I don't remember the artist.

Marble of Artemis. I forgot to take a photo of the plaque so I don’t remember the artist.

Sevres porcelain vase with a scene of Diana and Callisto after a painting by Jean-Jacques Lagrenee

Sevres porcelain vase with a scene of Diana and Callisto after a painting by Jean-Jacques Lagrenee

Detail of Diana and Callisto

Detail of Diana and Callisto

Writing desk with Wedgewood plaque, c. 1785

Writing desk with Wedgewood plaque, c. 1785

Writing desk with porcelain plaques and inlays, about the same time period

Writing desk with porcelain plaques and inlays, about the same time period

Recreation of a Parisian salon, c. 1782

Recreation of a Parisian salon, c. 1782

Recreation of a Rococo room. I forgot to take a picture of the plaque so I can't properly cite it.

Recreation of a Rococo room. I forgot to take a picture of the plaque so I can’t properly cite it.

Recreation of English Drawing Room, c. 1775

Recreation of English Drawing Room, c. 1775

Beautiful Rococo room, no citation, sorry.

Beautiful Rococo room, no citation, sorry.

Detail of Ceiling in Turquoise Rococo Room

Detail of Ceiling in Turquoise Rococo Room

Figure of Diana Being Bathed by Her Attendants, unglazed porcelain made by Sevres porcelain factory, c. 1790

Figure of Diana Being Bathed by Her Attendants, unglazed porcelain made by Sevres porcelain factory, c. 1790

Detail from "Allegory of Sight (Venus and Cupid in a Picture Gallery)" by Jan Brueghel the Younger. The fifteen-year-old boy in me found this hilarious.

Detail from “Allegory of Sight (Venus and Cupid in a Picture Gallery)” by Jan Brueghel the Younger, c. 1660. The fifteen-year-old boy in me found this hilarious. Who says art history has to be stuffy? 😉

Another detail from "Allegory of Sight"

Another detail from “Allegory of Sight”

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