How sad it were for Arthur, should he live,To sit once more within the lonely hall,And miss to hear high talk of noble deedsAs in the golden days before thy sin.’ TENNYSON, IDYLLS OF THE KING. John Melhuish Strudwick (1849-1937), an English Pre-Raphaelite painter, presents three beautiful female figures in a Medieval chamber at the bottomContinue reading “#FridayPainting: John Melhuish Strudwick, “In the Golden Days””
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Pre-Raphaelites & the Annunciation
There were three at the first meeting held in the home of John Millais’s parents in 1848: John Everett Millais, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and William Holman Hunt. Humble beginnings for the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood that would soon expand to include other kindred spirits who shared their intent on transforming the art world. The Brotherhood had fourContinue reading “Pre-Raphaelites & the Annunciation”
“I lived inside the pictures and from the inside of them looked out upon a world less real than they.” Edward Burne-Jones The late afternoon sun reflected gently off the pillars of St. Philip’s Cathedral, Birmingham as we headed back to our hotel after a full day of walking in Black Country – the EnglishContinue reading “The Cathedral”
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