Update 2: Victorian Visionaries: Across the Pond – Part 2

Bocca Baciata by Rossetti: Copper-haired, long-necked women became a trademark of Rossetti’s work.

I have recently returned to Virginia (which is quite a bit hotter and mosquito-ridden than England) to begin the painting portion of the project. However, I’ll finish up with a recap of my historical findings in London. I traveled to the city to experience the Pre-Raphaelites in their natural habitat, and understand how and why […]

Post 1: Victorian Visionaries: Across the Pond – Part 1

(I apologize, my efforts at photography are often shakey)

Hello all! As a refresher, my project is titled “Painting the Pre-Raphaelites for the 21st Century”, and will consist of both academic and artistic research into the early work of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Considered by some scholars the first modern artists of England, and perhaps the western world, I will make a case for their […]

Abstract – Victorian Visionaries: Painting the Pre-Raphaelites for the 21st Century


In 1850, Charles Dickens published this statement after visiting the English Royal Academy of Art: “You will have the goodness to discharge from your minds all Post-Raphael ideas, all religious aspirations, all elevating thoughts, all tender…ennobling, graceful, or beautiful associations, and to prepare yourselves, as befits the Pre-Raphaelites, for the lowest depths of what is […]