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Christina Rossetti

Poetry in Art

by Susan Owens and Nicholas Tromans
Hardback
Publication Date: 16/10/2018

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The first art book to explore Rossetti's art and poetry together, including her own artworks, illustrations to her writing, and art inspired by her

Christina Rossetti (1830-1894) is among the greatest of English Victorian poets. The intensity of her vision, her colloquial style, and the lyrical quality of her verse still speak powerfully to us today, while her striking imagery has always inspired artists. Rossetti lived in an exceptionally visual environment: her brother, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, was the leading member of the avant-garde Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, and she became a favorite model for the group. She sat for the face of Christ in William Holman Hunt's The Light of the World, while both John Everett Millais and Frederick Sandys illustrated her poetry. Later on, the pioneering photographer Julia Margaret Cameron and the great Belgian Symbolist Fernand Khnopff were inspired by Rossetti's enigmatic verses. This engaging book explores the full artistic context of Rossetti's life and poetry: her own complicated attitude to pictures; the many portraits of her by artists, including her brother, John Brett, and Lewis Carroll; her own intriguing and virtually unknown drawings; and the wealth of visual images inspired by her words.
ISBN:
9780300234862
9780300234862
Category:
Art treatments & subjects
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
16-10-2018
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
192
Dimensions (mm):
254x191x2mm
Weight:
1kg
Susan Owens

Dr Susan Owens is an art historian and curator. Formerly Curator of Paintings at the Victoria and Albert Museum, she has published and lectured widely on British art and co-authored books on decadent interiors, natural history illustration, watercolours, drawings and self-portraits.

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