Virgo Nouveau

We’re smack in the middle of the House of Virgo, the 6th house of the zodiac that rules from August 23rd to September 22nd. Virgo is Latin for Virgin, so naturally the constellation is represented as a maiden with flowing hair. 

 The Constellation  Virgo   painted by Sidney Hall in 1825. 

The Constellation Virgo  painted by Sidney Hall in 1825. 

We couldn’t help but see a similarity between Ms. Virgo and the languid ladies depicted by Art Nouveau artists:

  The Precious Stones :  Topaz, Ruby, Amethyst & Emerald.  By Alphonse Mucha, 1900. 

The Precious StonesTopaz, Ruby, Amethyst & Emerald. By Alphonse Mucha, 1900. 

The above series depicts four maidens representing topaz, ruby, amethyst and emerald. We they'd look equally lovely rendered in gold and diamonds:

 Art Nouveau Lady Locket in 14k gold and diamond, c. 1900. Currently available at Gray & Davis. 

Art Nouveau Lady Locket in 14k gold and diamond, c. 1900. Currently available at Gray & Davis.