The artist behind both these paintings - John Everett Millais - was a child art prodigy, and in his late teens co-founded the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. The PRB was founded at his family home in London - [then] 83 Gower Street, Bloomsbury, London. I worked nearby at 82 Gower Street for about 18 months, and many... Continue Reading →
Danaë and the brazen Tower (1888) by Edward Burne-Jones
Danaë and the brazen Tower by Edward Burne-Jones (English artist, lived 1833–1898) is a painting by one of the last Pre-Raphaelites. Burne-Jones was an artist who brought imaginary, historical and mythological worlds to life via the aesthetic dream-world of late Victorian art. The version below was exhibited in 1888. Ashmolean Museum. 38 x 19 cm... Continue Reading →
The peculiar life & times of Flaming June: “The most wonderful painting in existence”
The peculiar life & times of Flaming June: "The most wonderful painting in existence". A world renown Pre-Raphaelite piece of art - that will take us from Clapham Common to Puerto Rico, but carefully avoiding Andrew Lloyd Webber's lefty granny.