Title :

Pre-Raphaelites in the 1860s, I : Rossetti

Author :
STALEY, Allen ;
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Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Explores some of the changes in Rossetti's work, from the watercolors of the 1850s to the oil paintings of the 1860s, examining correspondence which reveals his concerns about technique and style. Rossetti's painting Bocca Baciata (1859), a portrait of Fanny Cornforth, is prophetic of some of these changes, prefiguring his use of oil rather than watercolor for his more ambitious works of the following years, and demonstrating a rejection of the technique of stippling on flesh. Records Holman Hunt's criticism of the picture for advocating what he perceived as principles of sensuality and 'gratification of the eye' or lack of higher meaning. Suggests that these sorts of principles came primarily from Ruskin. Regina Cordium (1860), a portrait of Elizabeth Siddal, constituted a pulling back from the 'rather Venetian aspect' of the earlier painting, possibly encouraged by Ruskin whose enthusiasm for sensuality and animality was soon to wane. However in 1861 and 1863 Rossetti painted further pictures displaying a broad Venetian or pseudo-Venetian manner and by 1865 had lost the frienship of Ruskin. Submits that Rossetti's personal and private life were given visual expression at this period. After 1862 he painted few further pictures that can properly be described as portraits, rather than recognizable women painted in a portrait-like format.al subject matter, noting the association of color and music, and his collecting of Chinese blue-and-white ware. ;
Pagination/Size :
13 ill. (10 col.) ;
Topic :
French keywords :
Aquarelle ; Cornforth, Fanny, v.1835-1905 ; Critique d'art ; Grande-Bretagne ; Iconographie ; Modèle (personne) ; Peinture ; Peinture à l'huile ; Pointillé ; Portrait ; Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, 1828-1882 ; Ruskin, John, 1819-1900 ; Siddal, Elizabeth Eleanor, 1829-1862 ; Technique ;
Descriptors :
Art criticism ; Cornforth, Fanny, ca.1835-1905 ; Great Britain ; Iconography ; Models (human figures) ; Oil painting ; Painting ; Pointillé ; Portraits ; Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, 1828-1882 ; Ruskin, John, 1819-1900 ; Siddal, Elizabeth Eleanor, 1829-1862 ; Technique ; Watercolor ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
British art journal, 2003, 4, 3, autumn
INIST identifier :
24875454 ;
ISSN 1467-2006 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Art journals, London
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