#victorian era

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Flaming June by Sir Frederic Leighton

Most of us probably see gray skies and rainy weather in the windows. We have prepared a story about this truly warm painting that can leave you in...

Joanna Kaszubowska 27 June 2021

Love Story

Most Beautiful Royal Weddings in History — Commissions by Queen Victoria

Alexandrina Victoria ascended to the throne at the young age of 18 and reigned as Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom, of Great Britain and Ireland,...

Maya Tola 25 June 2021

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

European Art

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...

Anastasia Manioudaki 3 April 2021

European Art

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

European Art

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

Love Story

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? Are...

Candy Bedworth 3 December 2020

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