Seeking Gabriel

In spite of everything I shall rise again: I will take up my pencil, which I have forsaken in my great discouragement, and I will go on with my drawing." — Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) 

pre-raphaelisms:

Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882)Mary Magdalene, 1877

pre-raphaelisms:

Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882)
Mary Magdalene, 1877

likeafieldmouse:

Gustave Caillebotte - The Floor Scrapers (1875-6)

Original on top, later version below

"Despite the effort Caillebotte put into the painting, it was rejected by France’s most prestigious art exhibition, The Salon, in 1875. The depiction of working-class people in their trade, not fully clothed, shocked the jurors and was deemed a ‘vulgar subject matter.’ 

The images of the floor scrapers came to be associated with Degas’s paintings of washerwomen, also presented at the same exhibition and similarly scorned as ‘vulgar’”.

operaqueen:

Two very rare shots of Julie Andrews in the original Broadway production of Camelot.

a-little-bit-pre-raphaelite:

Study and composition sketches for The Boat of Love, c.1955, Dante Gabriel RossettiThe Boat of Love 2/4

model for central figure/ Beatrice is Elizabeth Siddal

a-little-bit-pre-raphaelite:

Christians and Christians, Robert Braithwaite Martineau

Maid Avoraine (for the poem by Robert Buchanan), Millais

God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.
J.M. Barrie (via mycolorbook)

a-little-bit-pre-raphaelite:

Angel from The Blessed Damozel, 1875-8, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Study and detail of Oil

laclefdescoeurs:

The Magic Circle, 1886, John William Waterhouse

laclefdescoeurs:

The Magic Circle, 1886, John William Waterhouse

bridgemanuk:

High-res Van Gogh details in the Bridgeman archive

image. it’s everything.

leprincelointain:

Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882), Pandora - 1871.

leprincelointain:

Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882), Pandora - 1871.

heaveninawildflower:

Head of a Child with Flowers (1897). Lithograph by Odilon Redon (1840–1916).
Image and text MFA Boston.

heaveninawildflower:

Head of a Child with Flowers (1897). Lithograph by Odilon Redon (1840–1916).

Image and text MFA Boston.

heaveninawildflower:

Common Lilac (Syringa vulgaris). Lithograph by Theodor Willem Nieuwenhuis from ‘Nederlandsche Planten’ (1905).
Image and text courtesy MFA Boston.

heaveninawildflower:

Common Lilac (Syringa vulgaris). Lithograph by Theodor Willem Nieuwenhuis from ‘Nederlandsche Planten’ (1905).

Image and text courtesy MFA Boston.

rebecca-michelle:

Julia Margaret Cameron, Mrs. Duckworth in Garden & A beautiful Vision (1872)

rebecca-michelle:

Julia Margaret Cameron, Mrs. Duckworth in Garden & A beautiful Vision (1872)