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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Artists of the Pre-Raphaelite Period

The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
Britain, 1848 to Late 19th Century


The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was shaped in 1848 by seven artists: Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Michael Rossetti, James Collinson, Frederic George Stephens, John Everett Millais,
William Holman Hunt and Thomas Woolner.
Their objective was to develop a naturalistic style of art and not abiding to the conventional criteria of their formal art studies.
They believed Raphael was the artist with the utmost precision in depicting nature that they chose to follow his works and so becoming known as the Pre-Raphaelite Painters.
Their art is very Romantic and real and usually based around legends of Greek and Arthurian influence.


Edward Robert Hughes{1851-1917 }was an English Painter associated with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. He was the nephew of Arthur Hughes who was also an artist.
He worked in mediums of Water/ Gouache being very detailed in his observations of nature. He is famous for numerous paintings like the one I have as a banner for my blog “The Princess Out Of School”. Some of the other paintings by him that I simply adore are:



Heart of Snow



Midsummer Eve




Opehlia





Night With Her Train Of Stars






Twilight Fantasy






Valkyries-Vigil

A good source of information on art can be found here.... http://www.artcyclopedia.com/history/pre-raphaelite.html



Arthur Hughes

I could only find this portrait of Edward Robert Hughes’ Uncle Arthur Hughes who was also an artist. He certainly looked the Romantic type and I can only guess that his nephew must have been somewhat like him as well.

4 comments:

Jeanne said...

Absolutely gorgeous
I am in love with this post
the music divine.
I am so glad you are a friend of mine.
Love Jeanne

david santos said...

Hello, Annabelle!
Very nice post. Very nice pictures and very nice colors.
Thank you

Annabelle said...

Thanks guys.

Bob said...

if you still want a portrait, I have a copy of a self portrait but he looks surprisingly Bavarian in a jaunty hat - I think that he had a tragic end to his life (1917)

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