Saturday, November 13, 2010

A Brief Blog

According to the Memorials of Edward Burne-Jones, Georgie says his three favorite flowers were roses, lilies, and sunflowers.

Why yes, I do really love Burne-Jones, why do you ask?

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

William Morris Letterpress

Letterpress: what a perfect medium for celebrating William Morris! Both of these were found on Etsy. The second has sold since I found it, but the artist may put up another.

Morris 1:

Morris 2

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Pre-Raphaelite Drawing Club

While searching on Google for something entirely different, I came across this wonderful website for a Drawing Club in California who apparently had a model who came and posed in a Pre-Raphaelite style. It's fun to see the different resulting images that were created.

A further search on their site revealed another night of the drawing club where the theme was Pre-Raphaelite. Gorgeous images, all!!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Limericks on Lizzie

Dear Lizzie Rossetti laughed to find that she and Swinburne had such shocks of the same coloured hair, and one night when we went in our thousands to see "Colleen Bawn," she declared that as she sat at one end of the row we filled and he at the other, a boy who was selling books of the play looked at Swinburne and took fright, and then, when he came round to where she was, started again with terror, muttering to himself "There's another of 'em!"

Gabriel commemorated one view of her appearance in his rhyme beginning "There is a poor creature named Lizzie, Whose aspect is meagre and frizzy," and there, so far as I remember, his muse halted; but she completed another verse on her to her great satisfaction, thus:
There is a poor creature named Lizzie
Whose pictures are dear at a tizzy;
And of this great proof
Is that all stand aloof.
From paying that sum unto Lizzie.

--From the Memorials of Edward Burne-Jones