Pre Raphaelite Delights that last longer than 15 minutes with Lashings of Ginger Beer,

It’s been ages since I last posted (the longest yet) but I hope to make amends today by writing a longer post – a kind of round-up of posts I should have written. The 11th August was popular children’s writer Enid Blyton’s birthday (11 August 1897 – 28 November 1968).  Here’s a  a link to another postContinue reading “Pre Raphaelite Delights that last longer than 15 minutes with Lashings of Ginger Beer,”

Exhibition: David Hancock ‘Time to Pretend’

David Hancock explores the space between physicality and psychological space using a  hyper-realist technique.  His exhibition ‘Time to Pretend‘ (The Hub, Manchester 3rd – 18th March 2011) elevates the ordinary to the  decidedly extraordinary.   Gaming and urban folklore are fused together in these intricate drawings.  This  realism was made even more extraordinary by the actual presence of hisContinue reading “Exhibition: David Hancock ‘Time to Pretend’”

Musings

The purpose of the artist’s Muse is manifold.  That elusive being who showers  inspiration on man and bathes in the glory of the artists recreation.  The Pre Raphaelites had an eye for these beautiful women and celebrated their beauty with paint – if not always by deed (you know who you are Mr Rossetti).  I came across this videoContinue reading “Musings”

The Wonderful Myth

I’ve just come across this video about the ever popular Pre-Raphaelite painters.  Some of the artists, I am not familiar with – Edward Roberts Hughes and Charles Lock Eastlake are two of them.  But the video is just the thing to transport the spirit into another age (Victorian)- then into  yet another age (the ancient worldContinue reading “The Wonderful Myth”

Poll – My Pre-Raphaelite Favorite

  Pre- Raphaelite fans will be delighted with the art world’s latest find.  It’s a previously unseen drawing by  Dante Gabriel Rossetti of William Morris’s wife Jane.  The drawing which has been in a private collection shall go on display in January next year.  It is a full-scale pastel drawing called Mnemosyne.  The actual painting is on display inContinue reading “Poll – My Pre-Raphaelite Favorite”