Pre-Raphaelite News Round-Up
Recent articles and items on the Pre-Raphaelites range from the predictable (Florence Welch described as ‘Pre-Raphaelite’) to the wildly original (Dimbola Museum’s ‘Best Bohemian Beard’ awards).
What emerges from these disparate approaches is the sense that its kaleidoscopic nature has helped keep Pre-Raphaelitism vital. Its refusal to remain in one category (fine arts, literature, music, decorative arts) means Pre-Raphaelitism continues to appeal to film-makers and fashion designers as much as art gallery visitors and poetry lovers.
In the News
11 Feb 2012
The Times chooses Christina Rossetti sonnet for ‘Love Poems Everyone Should Know.’
15 Feb 2012
Jan Marsh: ‘Did Rossetti Really Need to Exhume His Wife?’ In TLS
20 Feb 2012
Pre-Raphaelite Works from 7 Liverpool art museums newly available on the ‘Your Paintings’ website. Get tagging!
9 March 2012
Islington Tribune appeals for funds to preserve Ford Madox Brown’s grave
23 Feb 2012
The Evening Standard
Gucci eveningwear inspired by ‘Pre-Raphaelite Goddesses’
Christina Rossetti poems quoted in Scorcese’s Oscar-winning ‘Hugo’. Way to promote your Italian heritage Marty!
Stephanie Piña on Effie biopic
9 March 2012
14 Feb 2012
Into the Fashion
Lana Del Ray compared to Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s A Sea-Spell
7 March 2012
The Classical Review promotes ‘Debussy: Clare de Lune’. Album includes La damoiselle élue, which was inspired by Dante Gabriel’s ‘The Blessed Damozel.’ Article identifies the wrong Rossetti as Debussy’s inspiration. It’s Dante Gabriel, not Christina …
Open Letters Monthly: An Arts and Literature Review
Natalie Dessay’s ‘Debussy: Clare de Lune’ is Norman Lebrecht’s ‘CD of the Week’
13 March 2012
Exhibition Review: ‘Debussy, Music and The Arts’
15 March 2012 ‘Florence + The Machine’ described as ‘Pre-Raphaelite’. Again.
17 March 2012
The Daily Telegraph
‘Florence + The Machine’ described as ‘Pre-Raphaelite’. Once more with feeling.
Exhibitions / Museums
Through 3 June 2012
‘G.F. Watts: The Hall of Fame - Portraits of his Famous Contemporaries’
24 Feb 2012
Financial Times review of Watts Gallery’s ‘The Hall of Fame: Portraits of His Famous Contemporaries’
4 March 2012:
The Sacramento Bee reviews: ‘Legion of Honor exhibit showcases the Aesthetic Movement’
17 March 2012:
Exhibition Review. Telegraph: Watts Gallery, ‘The Hall of Fame: Portraits of His Famous Contemporaries’
Museo de Arte de Ponce: Pre-Raphaelites in the permanent collection
If you are lucky enough to be in Puerto Rico, don’t forget to visit the Pre-Raphaelite collection at Museo de Arte de Ponce.
Browse ‘The Pre-Raphaelite Experiment’ at Manchester Art Gallery
3 March 2012
‘Dimbola Museum Seeks Nominees for Beard Portraits’ (after Julia Margaret Cameron)
Dimbola Museum entry details for ‘Best Bohemian Beard’ contest. Deadline 31 March 2012
Pre-Raphaelite Society Poetry Prize. Deadline 10 Sep 2012
In the Blogosphere
4 March 2012
‘Unexpected Pre-Raphaelite Siting: La Ghirlandata in a coloring book’
11 March 2012
‘The Kissed Mouth’ tours Pre-Raphelite works in St Michael and All Angels church
16 March 2012
‘So You Think You Know the Pre-Raphaelites’ at Left Coast Cowboys