21) In his Spectator essay, William Rossetti argues that Pre-Raphaelitism
aims at "the rendering of nature as it is,--in other words, as it seems to the artist from his point of view, material and intellectual, (for there is no separating the two things)" (p.
13) Loiseaux examines the ways Pre-Raphaelitism
influenced the work of the young poet as he came under the spell of the Brotherhood's Romantic enthusiasm for the works of Shakespeare, Keats, and Shelley.
Aside from the valuable insights it offers on Pre-Raphaelitism
, Werner's book makes an additional claim for the viability of the kind of art criticism that looks very attentively--and rarely wanders far from--the art itself.
He was not much more successful at Cambridge than he had been at Marlborough, studying only desultorily and lapsing into "day-dreaming and Pre-Raphaelitism
The Germ: Origins and Progenies of Pre-Raphaelite Interactive Aesthetics (Peter Lang) by Paola Spinozzi and Elisa Bizzotto approaches Pre-Raphaelitism
as a whole through the narrower lens of its originary periodical, a perspective which enables its authors to reconsider the ways in which the youthful Pre-Raphaelites' Victorian romanticism shocked their contemporaries and influenced their successors.
1850-51) (the only other picture besides Girlhood of Mary Virgin [1849-50] to which the word "works" can refer), Rossetti's remarks raise questions that are both sharply focused and far-reaching as regards the relationship between Pre-Raphaelitism
The range of works is eclectic, from examples of Victorian fairy painting, such as John Anster Fitzgerald's 1858 The Stuff that Dreams Are Made Of (400,000 [pounds sterling]-600,000 [pounds sterling]), to early Pre-Raphaelitism
in the form of a version of Christ in the House of His Parents, a collaboration between Rebecca Solomon and Millais (400,000 [pounds sterling]-600,000 [pounds sterling]).
William Michael Rossetti was "well connected," the correspondent of Swinburne, Ruskin, and numerous other figures associated with Pre-Raphaelitism
, and of Walt Whitman in the United States.
connects it to Pre-Raphaelitism
and [gives it] an almost modernist coolness and impersonality" (p.
As a creature of the 1970s, with an ingrained preference for the magical strand of Pre-Raphaelitism
, I may continue to find Millais's bluff, realist Pre-Raphaelitism
slightly unsympathetic, but there are no two ways about it: going round this exhibition I began to feel a bit old-fashioned.
Obviously, they sent children down the mines and encouraged the development of working class ghettos in most British cities, but they did give us Pre-Raphaelitism
(with the best collection in the world at Birmingham Art Gallery) and they gave us with that concept the greatest and most long-lasting romantic art movement in British art history.
Although Shaw recognized the virtues of pre-Raphaelitism
and Impressionism and rejoiced at the challenges artists of these schools brought to the commercial, realistic "story" picture that took up so much space in the Victorian galleries, he would praise artists who painted well the type of art he despised and would certainly criticize any Impressionist disciples who achieved only a fuzzy style without a really different vision of the world.