#WombatFriday June 5, 2015

It’s #WombatFriday! Time to celebrate those furry little scamps that were adored by Dante Gabriel Rossetti and friends. Georgiana Burne-Jones writes about Rossetti’s interest in wombats in Memorials of Burne-Jones, vol. I: “Mr. Prinsep says that the windows in the spaces they were painting were whitened in order to tone the light, and that the…
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Good #WombatFriday

Happy #WombatFriday to you!  It’s also Good Friday and Easter weekend is here, so I hope that whatever your plans, you have the loveliest of times. I am in desperate need of a chocolate bunny.  Well,  bunnies (who am I kidding?) There’s a lot going on, so here’s the latest  Pre-Raphaelite and Victorian links: Earlier…
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#MythicMarch nears its end

Happy Wombat Friday!  This week, our hero the wombat admires Waterhouse’s Flora and the Zephyrs, which can be seen in the previous post The Winds of Waterhouse.  March is coming to an end and #MythicMarch has been wonderful.  If you are interested in incorporating the beauty if myth into your home life, you can join…
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Upcoming Exhibit: A Victorian Obsession

Leighton House Museum has announced an upcoming exhibit: A Victorian Obsession (November 2014 – March 2015), which will present fifty exceptional and rarely exhibited paintings by leading Victorian artists including Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Everett Millais, Edward Burne Jones and Lord Leighton himself amongst others. The collection which belong to Mexican collector Juan…
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Water Willow

Water Willow is one of my favorite depictions of Jane Morris by Dante Gabriel Rossetti.  Her face has a tender, graceful appearance. The setting is sentimental; DGR and Jane used to take walks in the area around Kelmscott.  Kelmscott Manor can be seen in the left top corner of the canvas, Kelmscott church is in…
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A discussion of Pre-Raphaelite women on BBC Radio 4

Women’s Hour visits the Pre-Raphaelite exhibit at the Tate to discuss the female Pre-Raphaelite artists.  I am pleased with the the attention paid to Elizabeth Siddal. In particular, her illustration of The Lady of Shalott is given a nice bit of attention.  They also talk about Rosa Brett, Jane Burden Morris and May Morris.  You can…
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Pre-Raphaelites in Stockholm

Press release from Nationalmuseum in Stockholm December 19th, 2008 In the coming spring, the National Museum in Stockholm will present an exhibition devoted to the pictorial world of the Pre-Raphaelites. This group of nineteenth-century English artists sought inspiration in mediaeval art. Their style is characterized by a conscious striving for beauty, existential themes and moral…
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JW Waterhouse Royal Academy Exhibit

Link: The Royal Academy has announced a 2009 exhibit of 40 Waterhouse paintings. Sketches and drawings will be shown as well. June 27 – Sept. 13. From the Royal Academy website: “The exhibition will consider how Waterhouse’s paintings reflect his engagement with contemporary issues ranging from medievalism and the classical heritage to spiritualism and the…
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Holman Hunt/Pre-Raphaelite Vision Begins Saturday

Holman Hunt and the Pre-Raphaelite Vision Saturday 11 October 2008 – Sunday 11 January 2009 Manchester Art Gallery FREE This autumn Manchester Art Gallery stages the first international exhibition in over 40 years dedicated to the life and work of Pre-Raphaelite master William Holman Hunt. For the first time ever, you can see all three…
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Pre-Raphaelites on Paper

The Manchester Art Gallery is offering a unique opportunity to view some rarely seen Pre-Raphaelite drawings and other works on paper.  All of these pieces come from their collection and will run concurrent with their Holman Hunt exhibit.  Rossetti, Burne-Jones, Madox Brown and Millais are included.  Both exhibits run from October 11, 2008 to January…
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Dante Gabriel and Christina Rossetti in Italy

Via Times Online:  An exhibition celebrating the Italian origins of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, the Pre-Raphaelite painter, and his sister Christina Rossetti, the poet, has opened in the picturesque hilltop Adriatic seaside town of Vasto. The centrepiece of the exhibition of specially loaned paintings, photographs, letters and books at the recently restored Palazzo d’Avalos is Dante…
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Pre-Raphaelite Collection on Public Display

Via theatnewspaper.com: LONDON. A collection of 53 pictures by Burne-Jones and his contemporaries is to go on show at Fulham Palace, ending speculation that it might be sold. The works were bequeathed by amateur artist Cecil French to London’s Fulham council (now Hammersmith & Fulham) in 1953. Since 1983 several paintings have been on display…
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Exhibit News:

Mrs. Herbert Duckworth, Photographed by Julia Margaret Cameron The Metropolitan Museum of Art is presenting Framing a Century: Master Photographers, 1840-1940 which will include Julia Margaret Cameron. The exhibit lasts through September 1st. Images from the exhibit can be seen here. This exhibit shares images from photographers who, in the first 100 years of the…
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Flora Symbolica Lecture at the Delaware Art Museum

Flora Symbolica: The Secret Language of Pre-Raphaelite Painting* Saturday, May 17, 2008 2:00 p.m. | Click here to register. $10 Members/$15 Non-Members/$5 Students Lecture: During the Victorian age, flowers spoke a secret language to the initiated. The Pre-Raphaelites used this floral code to tell stories and myths, encode personal messages, and celebrate the beauty of…
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Upcoming Millais Exhibit:

The Millais exhibition at Tate Britain begins September 26. Millais will also travel to the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam from 15 February to 18 May 2008, and two venues in Japan: Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art from 7 June to 17 August 2008, and The Bunkamura Museum of Art, 30 August to 26 October 2008.

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