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[21 Aug 2010|11:30am]

A pair of photographers who have a very strong PRB style:


I want to figure out how to do this kind of treatment.
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Which Waterhouse Paintings Would You Most Like to Explore? [14 Aug 2010|02:43pm]

I'm getting back to work on a piece of interactive fiction set to some degree in the paintings of John William Waterhouse, and am looking for input from Waterhouse fans.

Which of his paintings would you most like to explore, and why? It could be because you want to converse or otherwise interact with a given character as he has represented them, or it could be that you wish to explore the actual setting, or for some other reason entirely.

Many thanks for taking the time to reply.
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Desperate Romantics [24 Jul 2009|01:53am]


Out of interest, did anyone see the first episode of the BBC's "Desperate Romantics" series.  I rather liked it, though I don't think I'll ever think of Annie Miller or John Rushkin in quite the same way again!!
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Pre-Raphaelite Society Blog [15 Jul 2009|10:01am]

The Pre-Raphaelite Society have recently started a blog on Word Press: http://preraphaelitesociety.wordpress.com/

I've created a feed for for those who would like to follow it via their LJs.

It can be found here: http://syndicated.livejournal.com/prsocblog/

Their main website is here: Pre-Raphaelite Society.

Cross-posted to seeking_ophelia.
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Raise a glass... [05 May 2009|10:47am]

[ mood | amused ]

It's May the 5th: Rossetti Claret Day!

To explain: A few months ago, I was lucky enough to visit the British Library and handle four of Rossetti's notebooks as part of research for my MA. It was an extraordinary experience. I trembled like nothing on earth. In amongst the scraps of poetry and nonsensical comments about insects, I came across this Highly Important little note:

5 May - CLARET

The bold lettering, the underlining: this is, without a doubt, a sign to buy a cheap bottle of plonk and take the day off work to lie on the floor and meditate on the virtues of the petrarchan sonnet.

I hereby declare May the fifth an annual international holiday! Hit the bottle and squeeze a marsupial!

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John Everett Millais Painting Discovered in Attic [04 Dec 2008|08:42pm]


From Telegraph.co.uk

The 45 year old woman had been given the art work for her ninth birthday but had kept it in her loft for years and forgot about it until she put her house up for sale.

An eagle-eyed auctioneer who was valuing her belongings spotted the oil painting and was stunned when he realised it was by 19th century artist John Everett Millais.

As well as being worth thousands, the dusty painting has also shed light on a 150-year-old scandal of a love triangle involving Pre-Raphaelite artist Millais.

Rest of article here.

x-posted. Apologies if you've already seen this.
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New Feed [26 Jul 2008|09:43am]

Inspired by [info]uminomamori, I have created a feed for Art Magick's Painting of the Day. Enjoy!

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Pre-Raphaelite Dreams. [11 Mar 2008|07:33am]

I thought that you lovely creatures might be interested some graphic design work that I do, highly inspired by and often featuring plentiful Pre-Raphaelite art.

Here is a sample:

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Waterhouse dresses (with bonus Rossetti dress) [06 Jan 2008|06:23am]

(I have cross-posted this to a few communities, but this one is slightly different in that it also contains a Rossetti inspired dress.)

It appears that someone has recreated two of the dresses from Waterhouse paintings and one from a Rossetti painting. I found these by accident while searching the internet for places that make victorian-style nightgowns. The first one, which is the one I like best is the Ophelia dress:

which is of course, recreated from this painting:

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Some odd PRBs [01 Nov 2007|11:37pm]

Here are some less well known paintings I recently scavenged from the web by Pre-Raphaeliste painters or those of related schools:

Here are two examples (belated Halloween images, I suppose:

(said to be a Burne-Jones, but, is so, highly unusual--and not ethe original fo this is huge, if you wish to download it)

and 26 more (some depict nudes):

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Millais at the Tate [18 Sep 2007|08:05pm]

In case anyone hadn't heard:
There's a Millais exhibition at London's Tate Gallery, opening on the 26th of September.

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F. S. Church "Pandora" drawing? [27 Aug 2007|12:55am]


I just purchased the above pencil drawing, which is signed and dated F.S.Church.  It is also noted and signed in the old mat area, "Pandora, From the Original Painting.  F.S. Church."  This appears to have been done later than the drawing, though the signor of the mat inked in a "copyright" below the signature on the drawing.  It's clearly the same old ink as that on the mat.  I'm pretty certain that this is a drawing by Frederick Stuart Church, and I think I found a same or very similar etching in reproduction over at allposters.com.  

Is anyone aware of a Church expert in the States who might be able to authenticate this piece?  I can include more detailed photos if it would help here.  The work is clearly of the period, but I'm uncertain whether it is by Church's hand or a contemporary copy.  I found the inked copyright addition odd, but I was able to find a watercolor example by Church that also has copyright noted near the signature.

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Costume Ball [22 May 2007|09:59am]


just a quick note to all who are interested in such things - Whitby Dracula Society are holding a costume ball  on June 30th 2007.

The theme for this year's ball is Hollywood Vampires - but I am confident that this will cross over into virtually any genre.

If you are interested here is a link for more information.


.... or you can just contact me.
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[21 May 2007|08:48pm]
Hi, just joined
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Walter Howell Deverell [31 Mar 2007|10:33am]

Hello all,

I came across this article on the rediscovery of a study for Deverell's 'The Banishment Of Hamlet'. Trouble is, I can only read the first page, as every University on the planet except mine has access to the site. I have two questions:

1) Does anyone have a copy of the picture itself? I would love to see it. I've been looking for it for ages, and there's so little of Deverell's work about on the internet.

2) Is there any other way I can get access to the whole article? It's on JSTOR.

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Anyone in the Cambridge area... [13 Nov 2006|01:47pm]

[ mood | excited ]

It may interest you to know that Lucinda Hawksley, the writer of the fabulous Lizzie Siddal: The Tragedy of a Pre-Raphaelite Supermodel is holding a talk at the Fitzwilliam Museum on the 16th of November. It's tied in with the Literary Circles exhibit where, amongst other treasures, you will find a lock of Rossetti's hair. It's good hair. ;-)

Not that I've been pressed up against the glass longing to steal it, mind you.

The price of entry to the talk includes a glass of wine and a signing at the end. Hope some of you are in the area. :-)

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[25 Aug 2006|11:58am]

Please feel free to take this down if it's not allowed, but I thought some of you might be interested in this community.

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Sketchbooks [15 Aug 2006|03:36pm]

[ mood | artistic ]

Pre-Raphaelite fans might be in the exhibit "Under Cover: Artist's Sketchbooks" at the Harvard University Art Museums. The online exhibit accompanies the regular exhibit from August until October at the Fogg Art Museum, focusing on ten sketchbooks from the Fogg collection. The sketchbooks include both Frederic Leighton and Edward Burne-Jones.

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