Update 3: Victorian Visionaries – A Trying Technique

Scan 2016-8-1 11.15.15

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 […]

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 […]