I'd like to share here the collection of essays presenting new research into a range of women and their creative contributions to Pre-Raphaelitism, edited by Glenda Youde and myself! Publishing soon by Peter Lang ... Robert Wilkes
Re-Presenting the Ambiguity in Christina Rossetti’s ‘Goblin Market’ in Illustration and Music — Our September online lecture.
The ambiguity of Christina Rossetti’s ‘Goblin Market’ has haunted the imagination of numerous artists from the very moment of its publication, a fascination which continues up to now, when new illustrated editions are being published and new musical productions are being staged. This talk will explore how illustrators and composers have transferred the poem into visual arts and music and will examine to what extent these creative transpositions have influenced the afterlife of Rossetti’s memorable lines. We will delve into Rossetti’s poetical language, with its sensuousness, rich imagery and musicality, and its adaptation into other sister arts, which will allow us to observe the manner in which illustration and music represent the source text.
Ester Diaz is a PhD Fellow in English Literary Studies at the Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia (UNED), Spain, where she holds a FPI grant. She completed a Master’s Degree in English Literature and Culture with a dissertation about the interrelationship between poetry and art, studying how John Keats became one of the strongest poetical influences on the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Her doctoral research now focuses on the study of poetic language and how it can be translated, adapted or transferred into other languages or media such as painting and music.
Edited by Margaretta Frederick
Contributions by Judy Oberhausen, Nic Peeters, Jan Marsh, Diana Maltz, William Waters, Alastair Carew-Cox, Sarah Hardy, Oliver Watson, Sally Woodcock, Christopher Jordan, Emma Merkling, Richenda Roberts and Lucy Ella Rose
Imprint: Yale University Press
The fully illustrated publication features numerous contributions which explore the reach of the De Morgans’ partnership, their political and spiritual interests, and their immersion within several influential cultural circles of the day, including Pre-Raphaelite, Arts and Crafts, and Aesthetic Movement groups. The book presents a lively and multifaceted account of the De Morgans and their creative partnership.
The William Morris Gallery is pleased to announce our next special exhibition 'The Legend of King Arthur: A Pre-Raphaelite Love Story' opening at the William Morris Gallery on Friday 14 October and running until Sunday 22 January 2023.
It will explore the legend of King Arthur within the Victorian imagination, presenting the story through the eyes of Pre-Raphaelite artists including Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Arthur Hughes, John William Waterhouse and William Morris alongside lesser known female Pre-Raphaelite artists Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale and Emma Sandys. Curated by Natalie Rigby, Collections Manager at Falmouth Art Gallery, this is the exhibition’s first stop on a nationwide tour of locations associated with King Arthur.
Following its debut at the William Morris Gallery, the exhibition will tour to Tullie House, Carlisle in February 2023 before before finishing its run at Falmouth Art Gallery in Cornwall in June 2023.
The Princeton University Art Museum has acquired a significant work by the Pre-Raphaelite painter Rebecca Solomon. The work, A Young Teacher (1861), shows a domestic scene in which a young girl is teaching her family’s servant how to read. It was most recently seen publicly in the exhibition Pre-Raphaelite Sisters at the National Portrait Gallery in 2019. The model who sat for the servant figure was Fanny Eaton, a young Jamaican-born woman who modeled for a number of significant painters of the period. The painting was bought by the museum in March at Sotheby’s, where it sold for £302,400 (with fees) - or ten times its high estimate.
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