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Literary art: contamination or transgression?

The original members of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, and those that followed them, were avid readers. They read novels, especially Gothic, but it was poetry which really inspired them. 650 more words


'Reading Art': Pre-Raphaelite Painting and Poetry

‘Reading Art’ is a three-month Cultural Engagement project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), organised by Dr Serena Trowbridge, Lecturer in English at Birmingham City University. 296 more words


Classic and Contemporary Art in Liverpool

As the 2008 European Capital of Culture and a city of significant historical importance, it comes as no surprise that Liverpool boasts excellent art galleries whose collections contain both classical and contemporary works of art. 425 more words

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Ophelia and the Art of Beautiful Dying

Ophelia, we’ve all seen her. Lying back in the river in that dress, beautific smile on her face surrounded by flowers and foliage. Just in case somehow you’ve missed out on this painting, though to be honest I think you’ll have seen it somewhere, perhaps on the wall of a certain type of teenager, here it is. 788 more words


Visiting Birmingham Art Gallery

Recently visited the pre-raphaelites hall at Birmingham Art Museum. Wonderful Rossetti’s “Proserpine” (detail shown):

Birmingham Art Museum has a great range of the pre-raphaelites on show and lots  of other artworks. 67 more words


Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, undeniably, holds a position of significance in the study of Victorian Art, especially so in the wide-scoping geographical coverage it offers on nineteenth-century British artists. 465 more words