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“Yet Pre-Raphaelitism never quite went away. It acquired an armor-plated niche in the English imagination. Its present triumph, symbolized by the Tate show, has nothing to do with with dubious cultural cliches such as “postmodernist irony.” There is no irony in Pre-Raphaelitism.

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The Pre-Raphaelites and the Northern Renaissance

The very name of the Pre-Raphaelites, by referencing Raphael, evokes Italy and, of course, harkens back to art before the High Renaissance and Raphael’s followers. Much has been written about the Italian artists of the early Renaissance and late-medieval periods who inspired the Pre-Raphaelites — Botticelli and Fra Angelico were named specifically on the Brotherhood’s ‘List of Immortals’ — and there was an exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum in 2010 titled… 1,320 more words


Day 497: The Last Pre-Raphaelite: Edward Burne-Jones and the Victorian Imagination

Years ago in London I was wandering through the Tate with my friends, tired of seemingly endless rooms of Italian Renaissance paintings, when I walked into another room and was simply blown away. 483 more words


Selsey Church: An Arts and Crafts Masterpiece

High on a hillside in the tiny village of Selsey, Gloucestershire, stands All Saints Church, the last of the Cotswold wool churches and the first to exhibit work by the master craftsmen of the Arts and Crafts movement. 619 more words


Moving House

My recent posts have been rather infrequent because I have been in the middle of moving house. Cat and I have moved down to London at last (having been forced to find  261 more words


Sunday Morning -- Pre-Raphaelite of the Week

Sotheby’s will be offering Rossetti’s “Pandora” as part of an auction of British and Irish Art on 22 May 2014.

“Following the record-breaking sales of Rossetti’s A Christmas Carol and Proserpine last year, the most significant Pre-Raphaelite oil painting has come to light and will be offered at auction this spring for the first time in more than half a century.

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Finding Fanny (Cornforth)

The Pre-Raphaelite Society recently enjoyed an entertaining lecture by Kirsty Stonell Walker on her research on Fanny Cornforth. Kirsty’s book Stunner: The Fall and Rise of Fanny Cornforth… 471 more words