The Pre-Raphaelites lived intense and passionate lives. For Edward Burne-Jones, 1869 and 1870 were almost disastrous, when both art and life became too controversial.
After a brief marriage to actress Ellen Terry, his paintings became symbolist. He claimed to paint ideas rather than objects.
Celebrating the bicentenary of this major and influential British painter and sculptor: a brief biography and selection of his paintings.
Second and final part to commemorate his death a century ago, with several of his finest paintings.
He died a century ago, a succession of brilliant and very successful paintings behind him. First of two parts in retrospect.
Tracing Blake’s influence through his friends John Linnell and Samuel Palmer to the likes of Graham Sutherland and Eric Ravilious.
Criticised as being “clumsy” as a painter, his work is nothing if not original and idiosyncratic. Is it also impossible to read?
Accused by Rossetti of copying his work, Sandys was perhaps a better draftsman than he was at developing original ideas. But was he a plagiarist?
One of the founding fathers of Norwegian and Nordic landscape painting, his was a detailed realism which tried to be true to nature.
Was John Ruskin a promoter or detractor? How great was his influence on the style, practice, and success?