#victorian era

WTF Art History

Secrets of Ghost Photography in the 19th Century

Spirit photography, photographs that allegedly show ghosts, have always captured the eye. They are peculiar, bizarre, but above all else horrifying. ...

Sofia Rodriguez Cuevas 11 April 2021

Victorian Era

Victorian Feminists and Their Supernatural Powers

The Victorian feminists in 19th-century England paved the way for the women’s movement across the world. The ‘New Woman, as she was called, ...

Anastasia Manioudaki 3 April 2021

Victorian Era

Five MORE Things Everyone Should Know About the Victorians

The last time that we talked about the Victorian era, we looked at steam travel, Alice in Wonderland, Romanticism, the Pre-Raphaelites and Sherlock ...

Sarah Mills 2 April 2021

Artist Stories

Aubrey Beardsley: Sharp Blacks and Whites of the Victorian Era

Aubrey Beardsley was an extremely talented draughtsman of the Victorian era. As a young boy he suffered from tuberculosis yet decided to live his ...

Magda Michalska 2 April 2021

Victorian Era

Five Things Everyone Should Know About the Victorians

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 ...

Sarah Mills 1 April 2021

Victorian Era

Women in Rossetti’s Life and Art: Muses and Lovers

Anyone who knows of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood will remember their style by the representation of a very particular type of women – the ...

Bolor Jargalsaikhan 1 April 2021

Symbolism

Psychological Truth on the Verge of Modernity: Symbolism in Victorian Art

Symbolism in the late 19th century came out of the romantic movement and explored the meanings of forms, lines, shapes, and color. It drew on ...

Wendy Gray 31 March 2021

Literature

Beautiful and Scary: Illustrations by Harry Clarke for Poe’s Horror Stories

Harry Clarke was an Irish stained-glass artist and book illustrator. He made notable works in both fields, but somehow are his stained-glass works ...

Marija Canjuga 18 March 2021

Literature

John Ruskin: Painter, Prophet, Pervert. ‘Unto This Last’ by Rebecca Lipkin

We review the novel Unto This Last by Rebecca Lipkin and investigate the myth behind the great John Ruskin. Which Ruskin camp do you fall into? ...

Candy Bedworth 3 December 2020

19th Century

Literature in the Pre-Raphaelite Paintings

From its very inception, subjects taken from literature were a staple for the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Shakespeare, Keates, and Tennyson were ...

Anastasia Manioudaki 3 November 2020

Erotica

The Victorians: an Unexpected World of Erotica and Pornography [18+]

The subject of erotica is vast. Even reduced to only the Victorian world of erotica, it's a challenge to write about in the space of an article. ...

Sarah Mills 2 October 2020

Fashion

Get Inspired: Jewelry in Rossetti’s Paintings

Each piece of jewelry in Rossetti's paintings worn by his models wasn't invented but copied from actual accessories from the artist's collection. ...

Bolor Jargalsaikhan 17 September 2020