More than a century ago, on an evening in September of 1848, the
first members of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, Gabriel Dante
Rossetti, Edward Millais, Holman Hunt, William Michael Rossetti,
Thomas Woolner, Fredric George Stephens and William Collinson, formed
a confederation of artists. This brotherhood of artists was dedicated
to the love of beauty, to telling a story with their art, to working
in a full range of colors, to depicting the light and shadow of the
world and to freedom of expression.
THEY SUPPORTED A PLACE FOR WOMEN IN THE ARTS - which included
Elizabeth Siddel Rossetti, Christina Rossetti and Julia Margaret
They loved works about the Medieval times, the romance of Arthur
and Camelot, the stories of the Bible and other sources of legend and
history. These tales were alive to them. Painted in a fresh way, they
told the stories of love, death, loss and rebirth.
The central pillar of the movement and the focus of those artists
who could be called the second Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was Dante
Gabriel Rossetti. Long after the first Brotherhood began to drift
apart, separated by public interest, success and their daily lives,
Gabriel continued to inspire and work in his style to tell great
stories with his paintings and drawings, as well as his poetry.
It is his work and life which has touched me, inspired me as a
photographer, but for you it may be another artist of the
Brotherhood. Perhaps one of those whose work connects spiritually to
the movement or one of the Pre-Raphaelite women or the subject and
use of romanticism itself in art and life.
Wherever your art or spirit moves you in this quest for beauty,
truth and honor that is your path, your personal destiny and the
expression of your artistic statement about life and integrity.
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