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On how viewing Botticelli properly has influenced the pre-Raphaelites

In order for us to understand why Sandro Botticelli’s influence is of such relevance that the Uffizi Galleries renovate the Florentine master’s display to accommodate the modern viewers’ experiences, we shall draw a brief overview on the… 991 more words


Heavenly Lights: A life in stained glass

At Shrewsbury Museum at the moment (until January 2017) there is an exhibition of the stained glass of Margaret Rope. Rope, known as ‘Marga’ (1882-1953) is frequently overlooked (I expect most people reading this won’t have heard of her) but she produced a large and wonderful body of work across her long and interesting life. 494 more words


Monday 10 October 2016 - Beatles sites and Sudley House with my brother in Liverpool

I spent a few hours today with my brother, visiting Sudley House (above) before going to see John Lennon’s and Paul McCartney’s childhood homes and the gates to the Strawberry Field – a former Salvation Army home and now a prayer centre. 961 more words


The Blind Girl

John Everett Millais (1829-1896) was one of the founding members of the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood; a group of artists who were quite revolutionary in their time for both their art and their lifestyles. 827 more words


Painting: Answering the Emigrant's Letter (1850)

by The Long Victorian

Readers reading #7 Answering the Emigrant’s Letter (1850) – By James Collinson. Oil on panel. 70 x 89cm. Manchester City Art Gallery. 24 more words


The Reading Art virtual exhibition

The culmination of the Reading Art project I worked on earlier this year is a virtual exhibition, which you can look at here. The project explored how Pre-Raphaelite art interacted with literature, particularly poetry, and the exhibition focuses on a number of particular works from the Birmingham collection, with a discussion of its literary origins. 184 more words


Face-based History

I am a longtime admirer of Simon Schama, as both historian and art historian, presenter and public intellectual. For me, his study of the Dutch Golden Age, The Embarrassment of Riches: An interpretation of Dutch culture in the Golden Age (1987) is a classic of cultural history, illustrating a masterful engagement of textual and material sources, almost Burckhardtian in its scope. 771 more words