Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Dante_Gabriel_Rossetti_by_George_Frederic_Watts

Dante Gabriel Rossetti Portrait of Dante Gabriel Rossetti c. 1871, by George Frederic Watts Born: 12 May 1828 London, England Died: 9 April 1882 (aged 53) Birchington-on-Sea, Kent, England Occupation: Poet, illustrator, painter

 

Dante Gabriel Rossetti was an English poet, illustrator, painter and translator. He founded the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in 1848 with William Holman Hunt and John Everett Millais, and was later to be the main inspiration for a second generation of artists and writers influenced by the movement, most notably William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones. His work also influenced the European Symbolists and was a major precursor of the Aesthetic movement.

Rossetti’s art was characterised by its sensuality and its medieval revivalism. His early poetry was influenced by John Keats. His later poetry was characterised by the complex interlinking of thought and feeling, especially in his sonnet sequence The House of Life. Poetry and image are closely entwined in Rossetti’s work; he frequently wrote sonnets to accompany his pictures, spanning from The Girlhood of Mary Virgin (1849) and Astarte Syriaca (1877), while also creating art to illustrate poems such as “Goblin Market” by the celebrated poet Christina Rossetti, his sister.

Rossetti’s personal life was closely linked to his work, especially his relationships with his models and muses Elizabeth Siddal, Fanny Cornforth and Jane Morris. Source Wikipedia.

Gallery

venus-verticordia-1868

Artist: Dante Gabriel Rossetti Start Date: 1864 Completion Date:1868 Style: Romanticism Genre: mythological painting Technique: oil Material: canvas Dimensions: 69.9 x 98 cm Gallery: Russell Cotes Art Gallery and Museum Tags: Greek – Mythology, gods-and-goddesses, Aphrodite/Venus

penelope

Artist: Dante Gabriel Rossetti Completion Date: 1879 Style: Romanticism Genre: mythological painting Technique: watercolor Gallery: Faringdon Collection Trust Tags: Greek – Mythology, Pandora

pandora-1879

Artist: Dante Gabriel Rossetti Completion Date: 1879 Style: Romanticism Genre: mythological painting Technique: watercolor Gallery: Faringdon Collection Trust Tags: Greek – Mythology, Pandora

helen-of-troy-1863

Artist: Dante Gabriel Rossetti Completion Date: 1863 Style: Romanticism Genre: mythological painting Technique: oil Dimensions: 31 x 27 cm Gallery: Hamburger Kunsthalle Tags: Greek – Mythology, Helen

Dante_Gabriel_Rossetti_-_Proserpine

Dante Gabriel Rossetti – Proserpine


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