#FridayPainting: John William Waterhouse “Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May”

British Pre-Raphaelite artist John William Waterhouse explored, in this painting, the theme of roses, early summer and fleeting moments found in the 17th century poem, “To the Virgins, to Make … Continue reading #FridayPainting: John William Waterhouse “Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May”

#FridayPainting: John Melhuish Strudwick “Saint Cecilia”

Saint Cecilia is known as a patron of music and musicians. Legend has it that when the musicians played at her wedding, Cecilia sang to the Divine. November 22nd is … Continue reading #FridayPainting: John Melhuish Strudwick “Saint Cecilia”

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 … Continue reading Pre-Raphaelites & the Annunciation

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

Art Nouveau: Morris, Rossetti and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood

“The past is not dead, it is living in us, and will be alive in the future which we are now helping to make.” William Morris In my June 22nd … Continue reading Art Nouveau: Morris, Rossetti and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood