#WombatFriday links

Happy Wombat Friday! This week marked the 101st death of Jane Morris. Kirsty Stonell Walker has a gorgeous post on John Collier. Via Cumbria Live:  Teenagers bring the poetry of Christina Rossetti to life. The poetry of Christina Rossetti has been reimagined for the stage in The Blood Between Us which will play in the…
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#WombatFriday News, Links

Happy #WombatFriday! You can follow Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood on Facebook or Twitter. Posts at Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood this week included Veronica Veronese and Aspecta Medusa, both by Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Kirsty Stonell Walker reviewed the catalogue for Art & Soul: Victorians and the Gothic.  And took a look at Selfies and self portraits. The William Morris Gallery is…
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#WombatFriday Links

  It’s Wombat Friday!  Our hero the Wombat can be seen here with William Holman Hunt’s Isabella and the Pot of Basil.  You can see it and other versions of Isabella in Love, Death, Potted Plants. This week was the anniversary of Agatha Christie’s death, so here’s a post at The Kissed Mouth about Agatha…
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Tarot of Delphi Kickstarter

Help spread the word about this gorgeous project.  Here’s a link to a short video that is easily shared to your Twitter or Facebook. Take the time to view the Kickstarter page. There are stunning incentives. A full 78-card tarot deck illustrated with Neoclassical fine art from the Victorian era If your life were a…
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Mythic March

A few weeks ago, Grace Nuth posted a beautiful and brilliant idea at Domythic Bliss.  In her first post introducing the concept of Mythic March, Grace describes the birth of a simple idea between friends.  A seed sown during a message between her and Lisa Stock grew into an alternative to NaNoWriMo, with an emphasis on…
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Ophelia update at LizzieSiddal.com

I’ve just updated the Ophelia page at LizzieSiddal.com.  I’ve transcribed text relating to Ophelia from The Life and Letters of Sir John Everett Millais.  I have more updates planned over the weekend, but for now, Ophelia has happily dominated my evening.

Celebrate PRB Day Online

Are you a Twitter user? The Pre-Raphaelite Society is commemorating the formation of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood by using a #PRBDay hashtag on September 8. You can follow The Pre-Raphaelite Society on Twitter at @PreRaphSoc and visit their website http://www.pre-raphaelitesociety.org/. Also, there is much excitement about the new Tate exhibit, Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde. You can join…
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Delightful! The Rossettis as cartoon characters

You know I love the Rossetti family, but I have never thought of them as adorable before.  Until I saw the illustrations of Chiara Moriconi, who captures the Rossetti clan delightfully. Here’s a link to the Rossetti album on Facebook, and a wonderful video that introduces members of Rossetti’s circle via chiaramoriconi.com.  

In the News: Eleanor Fortescue Brickdale, Forgotten Pre-Raphaelite Mural, The Cult of Beauty

Liverpool Daily Post: INTERVIEW: Curator Pamela Gerrish Nunn on the forgotten Pre-Raphaelite Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale Click Liverpool: Last of the Pre-Raphaelites:  More than 30 works by popular painter, designer and illustrator Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale (1872 – 1945) have been brought together in the first major exhibition of her extraordinary output in 40 years. A Pre-Raphaelite Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, opening…
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Link Love: ‘Salutation of Beatrice’, Madox Brown’s grave, Elizabeth Siddal’s ‘True Love’

Via Dinah Roe’s twitter (@preraphsrule):  Audio.  Peter Brown, Director of Victorian & British Impressionist Art, Christie’s, discusses Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s The Salutation of Beatrice. Islington Tribune: Ford Madox Brown relative joins campaign to clean up Pre-Raphaelite artist’s grave Beautiful, moving, haunting.  Valerie Meachum reads Elizabeth Siddal’s poem ‘True Love’. (If you are reading this through…
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A few notes

There are several things I’d like to share with you today: I’ve been reading some of Rossetti’s notes in The Collected Works of Dante Gabriel Rossetti and I like this insight on his opinion of color: Thinking in what order I love colours, found the following:– 1. Pure light warm green. 2. Deep gold-colour. 3….
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Fundraiser for Terri Windling

When I heard about a benefit to help Terri Windling, my first reaction was how sorry I am that I’m not currently in a position to bid on anything or help in any way.  A split second later, I realized how irritating and wrong that attitude is — while I may be short on funds,…
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Reflections on Jane Morris

Imagine discovering a double from another century. In 2004, it happened to Dutch artist Margje Bijl. She was given a photograph of Jane Morris by an acquaintance and at first glance thought she was looking at herself. Intrigued by Jane and inspired by their similarity, she has created the project ‘Reflections on Jane Morris’, in…
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The Kissed Mouth

I wanted to share this link with you because I know you will adore this blog as much as I do.  It’s written by Kirsty Walker, who I deeply respect and admire.  Kirsty is the author of the first full length biography of Pre-Raphaelite model Fanny Cornforth, which she is currently revising.   Her new blog,…
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The Cult of Beauty App

The Cult of Beauty is the V&A Museum’s lavish spring 2011 Exhibition. It showcases beautiful Victorian objects and art from around the world. Use the included audioguide to discover more about the wonderful exhibits on display. Use it when you visit the Exhibit. Or listen at home and enjoy the images of beautiful 19th century…
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Caption Competition at the Thames & Hudson blog

To celebrate the launch of their new blog, Thames & Hudson are offering a copy of ‘Pre-Raphaelite Drawing’ as a prize for the best caption to Frederick Sandys’ famous ‘Medea’. You can read Thames & Hudson’s recent blog post on ‘The Poetry of Drawing’ exhibition which is currently at BMAG here: www.tandhblog.co.uk/2011/03/the-poetry-of-drawing/ Post your caption…
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21st Century Stunner

I am thrilled to share this new blog with you — it is one that I’m sure will become a frequent destination of mine since finding ways to combine Pre-Raphaelite elements with contemporary fashion has become a goal of mine. So it is quite timely that The 21st Century Stunner: Pre-Raphaelite Style for the Modern…
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A reading of Scapegoats

Via our Facebook page: An unusual Pre-Raphalite double bill! March 13th 2 pm. Manchester Art Gallery. Illustrated talk by Mira Meshulam about William Holman`s Hunt`s house in Jerusalem – built 1876. Then Act One of `Scapegoats,` new play by Deborah Freeman in rehearsed reading. Director Ariella Eshed. Tickets – 0161 235 8888. Same event… on…
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Link: Period Costuming

Enter the world of period costumier Pauline Loven through her new blog Periodwardrobe. Pauline has has created costumes for television and for museum films and displays and also costumed and co-produced The Luttrell Psalter Film, The Lady of Shalott and Life on Church Farm films. I love reading about the process of Pauline’s work. She’s…
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Link: How a Pre-Raphaelite model changed our image of angels

Jane Burden: How a Pre-Raphaelite model changed our image of angels Prof. Roger Homan considers how the Pre-Raphaelite model Jane Burden changed our collective mental image of the appearance of angels. I found this to be an interesting post,  although the author does mention Jane’s appearing in Burne-Jones’s The Beguiling of Merlin, when the model…
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