Lizzie Siddal on recent Pre-Raphaelites documentary

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Millais was one of the first artists to portray Ophelia in the process of drowning. Couple this bold move with his Pre-Raphaelite dedication to “truth to nature” and you have a stunning, accurate painting. The video below illustrates and explains how Millais painted Ophelia and Lizzie’s experience modeling:

This episode of The Pre-Raphaelites documentary begins to discuss Lizzie as an artist around the 6:54 mark:

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