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Medea-Frederick Sandys

Medea is an oil painting on canvas by the Pre-Raphaelite painter Frederick Sandys which was created in 1868. Description In Greek mythology Medea, a magician and princess, fell in love with Jason and helped him steal the Golden Fleece on the island of Colchis. He married her but after the birth of their children he divorced her to marry Glauce. In revenge Medea created a poisoned robe and coronet and  [ Read More ]

Mary Magdalene is a Pre-Raphaelite painting by Frederick Sandys. Mary Magdalene was the only character from the Bible that Sandys ever painted. Having sharp features reminiscent of Lizzie Siddal, Mary is depicted in front of a patterned forest-green damask. She holds an alabaster ointment cup, a traditional attribute which associates her with the anonymous sinful woman who anointed Jesus’ feet in Luke 7:37. Like other Pre-Raphaelite painters, Frederick Sandys gave  [ Read More ]

Frederick Sandys

Antonio Frederic Augustus Sands (1 May 1829 – 25 June 1904) was born in Norwich. His surname was Sands. He added the ’y’ later. Frederick Sandys was an English “Pre-Raphaelite” painter, illustrator and draughtsman, of the Victorian era. Biographical Information He was born in Norwich, England, and received his earliest lessons in art from his father, who was himself a painter. His early studies show that he had a natural  [ Read More ]

Charles William Mitchell

Charles William Mitchell (Born in 1854, died in 1903) was an English Pre-Raphaelite painter from Newcastle.Charles William Mitchell was born in 1854. He had occupations including artist and painter. Charles William Mitchell was a English artist who was contemporary with John William Waterhouse. He produced this painting, his most famous, when he was thirty-one years old. A contemporary of John William Waterhouse, his work is similar in many ways. His  [ Read More ]

In the late 1840s, the exclusively British Pre-Raphaelite movement appeared in Victorian society in London. Three young students from the Royal Academy were the instigators – William Holman Hunt (1827-1910), John Everett Millais (1829-1896), and Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882). At that time, British painting was at an impasse, pinned down by strict conventions and restricted by the tastes of a clientele that delighted in small genre scenes, usually full of  [ Read More ]

Pre-Raphaelism

In the mid 19th century, at the beginning of the reign of Queen Victoria, English painting had become bogged down in academic conventions and was at a creative impasse. Reacting against this, three young students from the Royal Academy, Hunt, Millais and Rossetti, founded the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Their aim was to create a new style of painting, no longer taking the Renaissance as their reference, but turning to medieval art  [ Read More ]

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