Pre-Raphaelitism and Medievalism in the Arts
Edwin Mellen Press, Jan 1, 1992 - Art - 318 pages
The common thread that joins the essays in this volume is drawn from the rich tapestry of pre-Raphaelite art and literature and its medieval legacy. This edition presents an interdisciplinary view of the interpretation of pre-Raphaelite art and literature. The current intensifying interest in the relationship between the visual arts and narrative and their critical interpretation justifies a look at the earliest use of such orientation in the works of the pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and its followers. Particularly in the work of Rossetti, Hunt, Millais, and Burne-Jones one can see at work the pre-Raphaelist invention of a personal symbolic language.
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The Function of the Grotesque in
The Medieval Spirit of PreRaphaelitism
Typology History and Persona
The PreRaphaelite Brotherhood as Knights of the Round Table
Sir Gawain Sir Lancelot the PreRaphaelite Brotherhood
The Influence of Christine de Pisan
SelfReflection and Desire
Locks Tresses and Manes in PreRaphaelite Paintings
The Influence of the Courtly Love
BurneJones Swinburne and Laus Veneris
The Fair Lady and The Virgin in PreRaphaelite
William Morris and the Ideal Book
angel Angelico Annunciation Art Gallery Arthurian subject artist ballads Barbara Miliaras beauty Bercilak British Museum Chaucer Christine de Pisan City Museum Collection courtly love courtly love tradition Dante Gabriel Rossetti Delaware Art Museum depiction drawing Ecce Ancilla Domini Edward Burne-Jones Elizabeth Siddal England English fallen woman feminine figures Fra Angelico garden Gawain goddess Grail grotesque Guinevere hair Holy Hunt and Rossetti iconography ideal Idylls illuminated manuscripts illustration inspiration Jameson John Kelmscott Lady of Shalott Lancelot Laus Veneris legend Liana De Girolami literary literature London Lord Lindsay lover masculine Medieval Middle Ages Millais moral Morgan Library Museum and Art nineteenth century Oxford painters passion Pelleas poem poet Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood published quest Raphaelite Brotherhood religious Renaissance Round Table Ruskin seen sexual spiritual Swinburne symbol tale Tate Gallery Tennyson theme University Press Vasari Venus Victorian Virgin Vivien William Holman Hunt William Morris Wiseman women York
Page 314 - I began printing books with the hope of producing some which would have a definite claim to beauty, while at the same time they should be easy to read and should not dazzle the eye, or trouble the intellect of the reader by eccentricity of form in the letters.