Sunday, April 15, 2012
Many thanks to William Morris on Facebook for sharing the coolest cake ever made...a gingerbread recreation of Red House!!
Blog Princess G talks about the process here. I absolutely love all the details! There's Jane, Topsy, and baby Jenny made of fondant on a carpet inspired by the Willow pattern!
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
I wanted to draw your attention to a fascinating article over at le projet d'amour, entitled On Feminism: Romantic Femininity. I appreciate the discussion, though I'm not sure I've personally ever felt any negative gender implications from the artworks I love. But I found her comment at the end about Bright Star especially thought-provoking.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
A newly discovered painting of Jane Morris by Rossetti, along with several "new" sketches, are going on the auction block. This portrait is absolutely beautiful...it's definitely a new favorite of mine, and I look forward to hearing more about it as the scholars investigate.
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Thanks to a blog post from Merrian for drawing my attention to this wonderful Pre-Raphaelite shout-out on the popular website, io9.
They are doing honorary Hugos, an annual Sci-Fi/Fantasy award, for Victorians. And William Morris is acknowledged in a list of literature that would have been nominated for the hypothetical Hugo that year. It's a fun idea, and an interesting article. Go read!