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Robin from Ophelia

To get me going using a sketchbook I decided to draw the Robin I liked so much in Ophelia. 


Explorations of Ophelia

For my Studying HE Research assignment I decided to look at the painting of Ophelia.

I have always been intrigued by the painting as a print of it hung in my friends dining room and I recall the first time I saw it at the Tate Britain being marvelled at the brilliance of the colour and detail.   620 more words

Research & Reflection

The Pre-Raphaelites: Inspiration from the Past by Terri Hardin

1848.  Uprisings were happening all across Europe.  In Victorian England, the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was formed.  It’s self-proclaimed purpose was to reintroduce the lofty principles of the art of the Italian Renaissance as practiced prior to Raphael and those inspired by him.  515 more words


A Short Analysis of Christina Rossetti’s ‘Spring’

The meaning of Rossetti’s bittersweet spring poem

‘Spring’ is not one of Christina Rossetti’s best-known poems, but it is a fine poem about springtime. Rossetti (1830-94) celebrates the new life that the spring brings, as all of the ‘hidden life’ beneath the earth ‘springs’ into action, bursting forth upon the scene. 501 more words


Reflections, Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites at the National Gallery

Whilst it is the major, blockbuster exhibitions like the current Charles I, King and Collector at the Royal Academy which receive most of the public’s attention, there remains an important role for smaller, focused exhibitions like Reflections, now showing at the National Gallery. 540 more words


Pre Raphaelite Ridiculousness

The above Pre-Raphaelite masterpiece back on public display after its temporary removal.

The painting – part of Manchester gallery’s highly prized collection of Pre-Raphaelite paintings – was temporarily removed from display as part of a project the gallery is working on with the contemporary artist Sonia Boyce, in the build-up to a solo exhibition of her work at the gallery opening on 23 March 2018. 233 more words

My Pre-Raphaelite Fix

My last region of residence in the UK was south west of Birmingham.

I was very lucky to have the Birmingham Art Gallery and Museum  (see previous posts) a twenty minute train ride away. 590 more words

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