When we think on Pre-Raphaelite art many names come instantly to our minds, such as John Everett Millais, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Holman Hunt, Ford Madox Brown, Edward Burne-Jones, John William Waterhouse to name just a few. But the images that come to our mind are always the idealised image of a delicate woman. Beata… Continue reading The Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood
Sophie Gengembre Anderson was a British artist, she was specialised in genre scenes and portraits of children and women. She began her artistic career as a lithographer and a portraitist, she collaborated with Walter Anderson on the portraits of American Episcopal bishops. Her style has been often compared to the Pre-Raphaelite painters and even to… Continue reading Who was Sophie Gengembre Anderson?
Evelyn de Morgan was an extraordinary draughtswoman portraying the human form with outstanding accuracy. She was an English painter whose work were influenced by the style of the Pre-Raphaelite art. She preferred to treat biblical, mythological or literary themes, highlighting the role of women; and most of her work had a metaphorical value. The painting… Continue reading The Christian Martyr by Evelyn de Morgan
Elizabeth Eleanor Siddal, better known as Lizzie Siddal, was an English poet and painter, however she is better known for being the model of famous paintings of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, such as Ophelia by Millais. Self-portrait by Lizzie Siddal in 1854 Siddal was named after her mother. Her parents were Charles Crooke Siddal and Elizabeth… Continue reading Who was Elizabeth Siddal?
Fiammetta is one of the most famous literary characters, she appears in several of Boccaccio’s works, she was his muse and lover and was traditionally associated with Maria d’Aquino, a noblewoman of Naples, who was an illegitimate daughter of Robert Wise, King of Naples and Count of Provence. Fiammetta's song by Edwin Austin Abbey (Photo… Continue reading Fiammetta