Sunday, April 15, 2012

Coolest Cake Ever

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

On Feminism

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

Salutation of Beatrice

LinkA newly discovered painting of Jane Morris by Rossetti, along with several "new" sketches, are going on the auction block. This portrait is absolutely's definitely a new favorite of mine, and I look forward to hearing more about it as the scholars investigate.

(thanks Shane)

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Victorian Hugos

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!

Friday, April 6, 2012


Thanks to ArtMagick for sharing these wonderful comparative images of the new Pixar film, Brave, and a few Pre-Raphaelite and Victorian artworks!