Update 4: Victorian Visionaries – The End of a (Painting) Era

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While my previous post discussed the technical aspects of Pre-Raphaelite painting, I’m now returning to the intrinsic themes of their art: that of Romance, History and Literature, Nature, Beauty, Spirituality, and Modern Life. I attempted to refashion these concepts in my final product, to adapt them for a contemporary audience. My concept was a set […]

Update 3: Victorian Visionaries – A Trying Technique

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I’m switching gears from my earlier posts. I’m in the second half of my project, which is largely artistic creation. While keeping the research from London in mind, I have begun a visual investigation of Pre-Raphaelite painting techniques. The results are promising, but the process has been a bit frustrating. I started with researching the […]

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 […]