Sir John Everett Millais – The Controversy Begins

In the last post on Art Nouveau, we met Christina Rossetti, the sister of Dante, one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite movement. The Pre-Raphaelites were revolutionary for their time.  … Continue reading Sir John Everett Millais – The Controversy Begins

Dante’s Kid Sister – Christina

“Tread softly! All the earth is holy ground.”   Christina Rossetti Every Christmas, I listen to In the Bleak Mid-Winter, never realizing the connection to Art Nouveau and the Pre-Raphaelites.  That … Continue reading Dante’s Kid Sister – Christina

Art Nouveau – Bing & the Defining Moment

“I have tried to do what is true and not ideal.” Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Siegfried Bing was a businessman; he came from a family of trade. Born in Hamburg, Germany … Continue reading Art Nouveau – Bing & the Defining Moment