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 … Read more
Oh, the Isle of Wight! What a beautiful place steeped in history. Definitely on my list of places that I long to visit. Dr. Jan Marsh will be delivering a lecture on Pre-Raphaelite Women and the Isel of Wight May 26, 2012 at Dimbola Lodge. What a fitting place, as Dimbola Lodge is the home … Read more
Matthew Cain, Culture Editor at Channel 4, delivers a wonderful and thought provoking piece on Emma Thompson’s new movie Effie and the possibility that it may renew interest in Pre-Raphaelite art. He says,“In 2012, we’re so familiar with the work of the Pre-Raphaelites that it’s easy to forget just how radical and revolutionary they were. … Read more
I am thrilled to announce that Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood T Shirts are now available for purchase. Please visit the T-Shirt page to order. Shirts are priced at $20, plus shipping charges. This is something I have wanted to do for a long time. It’s fun and if you purchase one, I hope you’ll email me a picture … Read more
February 11th is the 150th anniversary of Lizzie’s death. To commemorate this, Highgate Cemetery (Lizzie’s final resting place) is having a Talk at the cemetery on that day by Lucinda Hawksley, author of Lizzie Siddal: Face of the Pre-Raphaelites. Being in the U.S., I will not be able to attend but my ever-faithful friend Kirsty … Read more
Via The Press Association: A portrait previously owned by LS Lowry of an “enthralling” artists’ muse will go under the hammer next month. The 1860 drawing of Annie Miller by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882) is expected to fetch between £200,000 and £300,000. Annie Miller (1835-1925) was a striking model from a humble background, who “enthralled … Read more
The Lady of Shalott premiere will be on May the 15th at the Odeon Cinema, Lincoln (UK) at 10am. Visit their website for information about this stunning project. I plan to follow the progress of the film. As soon as information is available about purchasing it on DVD, I will share it with you. Personally, … Read more
How thrilling! A lost Millais portrait of his wife Effie–found in a dusty attic, no less! Article Link: Lost Portrait Recalls Love Affair
A new drama about the Pre-Raphaelties for BBC Two (article link). Hopefully it will make its way across the pond. Fingers crossed! Via BBC News: “The BBC says the six-part series will show the men striving to find fame, fortune and “quite a bit of sex along the way”. The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood formed in 1848 … Read more
Via 24 Hour Museum: Exhibited from December 1 – March 16 2008, Victorian Visions features around 40 photographs selected from the V&A collection for display. The work of Julia Margaret Cameron will be included. The alluring and romantic world of late Victorian photography is the subject of a new exhibition at the Lady Lever Art … 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.