I Love the Works of the Pre-raphaelites

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    The Best :)

    hooray for the pre-raphaelites! i love their philosophy, their style, and, of course, their paintings! so romantic and evocative and dramatic. each piece is like a celebration or a song. i can't have enough of them :) i have a special affinity for waterhouse, even though he...
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter
    26-30, F
    7 Responses Jan 7, 2008

    Women

    i love the way women are depicted in their work visually, they are the perfect as lovers and mothers it's just so comfortable
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Feb 28, 2008

    I Am With Ruskin

    Many years ago I read about Rossetti and Milais and I fell in love with their work. I remember reading that the model that posed for the painting above, posed for hours in a tub of water and later contracted pneumonia. I am really sorry for her troubles but she will forever be...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Apr 28, 2009

    So Natural and Bright.

    I especially like the works of Millais, such as The Proscribed Royalist, and of D.G. Rossetti.  I like the attention to detail, the realist portrayals of nature, and the movement back to Titian-like brighter colors and away from the bitumen-bestormed paintings of earlier...
    EBunbury EBunbury
    46-50, M
    Jul 19, 2008

    How Freaky!

    I just stumbled across this group - I always use these paintings for my profile photos!
    TheLibrarian TheLibrarian
    36-40, F
    Feb 28, 2008

    Meeting On the Turret Stairs

    Ok i have to tell somone.. I was in the national portrait gallery in dublin . I saw this amazing painting by fredrick william burton. called the meeting on the turret stairs. OMG. I never was a fan of the pre raphelites before but this was a revelation. Phew...now i feel better...
    maninamousesuit maninamousesuit
    51-55, M
    Mar 5, 2008

    The Paintings

    the pre raphaelite paintings  that began appearing in the mid 19th cent were bright and colourful... exotic... often about the middle ages or  Arthurian themes.  I read that part of their secret was that the painting technique was to draw the basic design of...
    silverymoon silverymoon
    31-35
    1 Response Jun 22, 2009

    Even Though Opposed Movements- Both the Literature and Art....

    I have always loved the art of the Pre-Raphaelites and have come to have an appreciation of the literature of that classification, due to my friend obtaining her Phd in this area and having been around her for the past 4 years.  D.G. Rossetti was the only one that was able...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jul 30, 2008

    Treasured Memory

    My first offical date with my boyfriend, now five years together, was to The Pre-Raphaelite Dream exhibition, a collection of Pre-Raphaelite works from the Tate.  Was fantastic exhibition and meant so much to me coz my boyfriend is not such the art fan (or at least he wasn't...
    auroraaustralis auroraaustralis
    22-25
    4 Responses Oct 20, 2008

    Windflower

    My favorite. It's so beautiful it makes me want to cry a little.
    BookNerd BookNerd
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Feb 28, 2008
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