Kate Dickens Perugini, daughter of Charles Dickens, served as the model for The Black Brunswicker . The Lady Lever Art Gallery has an extended study of this painting online. Kate, one of the ten children of Dickens, married Pre-Raphaelite artist Charles Allston Collins. Collins’ brother, Wilkie Collins, was the author of The Moonstone and The … Read more
Millais, written by Jason Rosenfield and Alison Smith From the Publisher: As a founding member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, John Everett Millais (1829-1896) spearheaded one of the most radically modern artistic groups in the history of British art. Later in his career, Millais was considered an establishment figure who swapped artistic innovation for commercial gain. … Read more
Ophelia is a captivating character, one that inspired many of the Pre-Raphaelites and other Victorian artists. For those unfamiliar with Ophelia, she is Hamlet’s innocent young love interest in one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays, Hamlet. Hamlet loved Ophelia – but after his meeting with the ghost of his father (Act I) he feels compelled to … Read more
This post has been updated and expanded. Please click here. When Millais first exhibited this painting at the Royal Academy, he displayed it with these lines of Tennyson instead of giving it a title: She only said, ‘My life is dreary- He cometh not’ she said She said ‘I am aweary, aweary – I would … Read more
I love this new article in the Telegraph, no doubt coinciding with the upcoming Millais exhibit. Read ten behind-the-scenes facts about one of Millais’ most famous works.
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.