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  • Five Things Everyone Should Know About The Victorians

    By May 28, 2018

    What do we think of when we ponder the Victorian era? I for one almost always think of steam trains, the Victoria & Albert Museum, Sherlock Holmes, Jack the Ripper, Charles Dickens, pea-soupers (thick London fog), public libraries,...

  • Get To Know The Cultural Legacy of Albert, Prince Consort

    By April 12, 2018

    The Royal Collection is one of the largest and most important art collections in the world, and one of the last great European royal collections to remain intact. A press release by the UK’s Royal Collection has marked...

  • Jewellery in Rossetti’s paintings

    By January 26, 2018

    Each jewellery in Rossetti’s paintings worn by his models wasn’t invented but copied from actual accessories from the artist’s collection. Pieces were carefully selected to complement the garment, color and other aesthetic features of the painting. Rossetti kept...

  • Symbolism in Beata Beatrix by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

    By January 13, 2018

    Rossetti started Beata Beatrix in 1863 after the death of his wife Elizabeth Siddal (1829-62). The painting illustrates the last chapter of Medieval Florentine writer Dante Alighieri (1265-1321)’s poem La Vita Nuova (1295). The female figure is of...

  • Legend of Proserpine by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

    By January 5, 2018

    Works of the famous Pre-Raphaelite artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti often resonate with his personal experiences in life and love. Especially, the lush portraits of the larger-than-life goddesses were often inspired by the women who had the biggest significance...

  • Women in Rossetti’s Life and Art

    By December 27, 2017

    Anyone who is reminded of Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood will remember their style by the representation of a very particular type of women – the ones with angular facial features, prominent jawline, straight nose, voluminous hair – the type of...

  • Beyond Madame X: Portraits by John Singer Sargent

    By November 4, 2017

    John Singer Sargent is one of art history’s most famous portrait painters. He was born in Italy to American parents and received his formal artistic training in Paris, where he quickly became successful at the all-important annual Salon....

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