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Dante Gabriel Rossetti - The Kiss

Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s sonnet The Kiss describes his feeling on his wedding day that actually took place on 23 May 1860 at St Clement’s Church in the seaside town of Hastings – the place of Syd Barrett’s last gig with Pink Floyd by the way. 126 more words

My Inspiration

The Pre-Raphaelites at William Morris's Red House

So… I really love the Pre-Raphaelites. I wrote my dissertation on Lizzie Sidall and Ive always loved William Morris ans his ideas about craftsmanship. So I’ve been wanting to visit William Morris’s Red House for a while now. 150 more words


Painting: The Day Dream (1880)

The Day Dream (1880) – By Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882). Victoria & Albert Museum.

Readers reading #9

Instead of ‘Readers reading’, perhaps this one ought to be titled ‘Reader forgetting about reading’! 183 more words

Books & Art

Pre Raphaelites 

At the walker art gallery..

This is a great exhibition…it contains many fine pre Raphaelites all with some link to Liverpool…I went to the pre Raphaelites exhibition at Tate Britain a couple of years ago and this one compares very well.. 18 more words


Painting: Answering the Emigrant's Letter (1850)

Readers reading #7

Answering the Emigrant’s Letter (1850) – By James Collinson. Oil on panel. 70 x 89cm. Manchester City Art Gallery.

A lovely painting – I have looked at it many times in… 259 more words

Books & Art

Check out Coup de Dés on instagram

By popular demand, I’ve started up Coup de Dés on instagram. If you’ve got a mobile device, follow the account here. I like to exhaust topics here on Coup de Dés to the extent I can, but you can expect a lot more pictures and a lot less commentary on the instagram. 32 more words

Art Criticism