Tuesday, 1 March 2011

unfading inspiration

The Pre-Raphaelite aesthetic movement was founded by seven 
young English artists and writers in 1848 as a reaction 
against the slick sentimentality and the academic convention 
of much Victorian art emulating the simplicity of the work 
of Italian artists from before the time of Raphael.

Dante Gabriel Rossetti's “Venus Verticordia”
They were among the first groups to address the aesthetic 
objections of Victorian fashion rejecting, 50 years before 
Coco Chanel, the restrictive corsets, bustles and hoops 
which imprisoned women opting for unstructured, flowing 
handmade clothing in natural colors and shapes.

Dante Gabriel Rossetti's ”Beata Beatrix”
Artists such as Holman Hunt, John Everett Millais and the 
widely known Dante Gabriel Rossetti formed the Pre-Raphaelite 
Brotherhood (or PRB as they modernly called themselves) 
which became the most influential and controversial 
movement in the history of English art.

Dante Gabriel Rossetti's ”Veronica Veronese”
Their works, characterized by strong line and color, naturalistic 
details as well as the use of lush fabrics and textured drapery, 
inspired stylist Damian Foxe for his “Genius in Beauty” fashion 
editorial in FT's  'How to spend it' magazine with actress 
Bonnie Wright wearing stunning dresses made by Fendi and 
Maria Grachvogel in the amazing pictures taken by Yuval Hen 
on location at London's Victoria & Albert museum.

Dante Gabriel Rossetti's “A vision of Fiammetta”
The V&A will soon play host to ”The Cult of Beauty” exhibition 
about the Aesthetic Movement while last week in Rome 
has been inaugurated the “Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Edward Burne-Jones and Italy's myth in Victorian England” 
show at the GNAM (Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna).

Dante Gabriel Rossetti's ”Lady Lilith”
Two shimmering public displays putting together fashion 
and art while highlighting the unbounded influence 
of the artistic movement which reformed both 
the art and fashion worlds.


  1. lovely pics :)


  2. Hi darling thanks for comment and I loved your post also love the Art!!!!
    and the all things beauty
    I follow you and see you around
    kisses and much light in your life