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John Everett Millais: Paintings
Sir John Everett Millais was an English painter and illustrator and one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. His prodigious artistic talent won him a place at the Royal Academy schools... More > at the unprecedented age of eleven. While there, he met William Holman Hunt and Dante Gabriel Rossetti with whom he formed the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in September 1848 in his family home. His early works were painted with great attention to detail, often concentrating on the beauty and complexity of the natural world based on the integration of naturalistic elements. This style was promoted by the critic John Ruskin, who had defended the Pre-Raphaelites against their critics. Later works, from the 1870s onwards demonstrate Millais's reverence for old masters such as Joshua Reynolds and Velázquez. Many of these paintings were of an historical theme and were further examples of Millais's talent.< Less
Hugh's Who: The Name-Dropper's Cookbook
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An adventurer in the classic sense, Hugh Millais has made a career of being in the right place at the right time. Now, in his 78th year, Millais has chosen to release a unique memoir, the Name... More > Dropper’s Cookbook.
The great grandson of painter John Everett Millais, Hugh Millais is the sort of well connected Epicure we’d all like to have round for dinner. In the process of building Salvador Dali’s house, living with Orson Welles for a year, sleeping between Ava Gardner and Marlene Dietrich and seeing his great friend Hemingway cry giving away his last bottle of vodka, Hugh picked up his friends’ favourite recipes along the way. Spanning countless countries and with an outrageous anecdote for every dish, The Name Dropper’s Cookbook is an ingenious look at the life and times of Hugh Millais and his notorious friends.< Less
To You It Has Been Given
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Jesus Christ used stories called parables to teach His hearers about the kingdom of heaven. Broadly speaking, these parables may be interpreted in two different ways. In the first way, the parables... More > are taken as instruction in what we must do to belong to the kingdom of God. In the second way, the parables open our eyes to see what our Lord has done and keeps on doing to make us citizens of His kingdom. The second way predominates in the poems of To You It Has Been Given.< Less
Dante Rossetti: Drawings
Dante Gabriel Rossetti was an English poet, illustrator, painter and translator. He founded the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in 1848 with William Holman Hunt and John Everett Millais, and was later to... More > be the main inspiration for a second generation of artists and writers influenced by the movement, most notably William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones. His work also influenced the European Symbolists and was a major precursor of the Aesthetic movement.
Rossetti's art was characterized by its sensuality and its medieval revivalism. His early poetry was influenced by John Keats. He is considered one of the most unconventional painters of the 19th century. Through his methods, he distinguished himself from the Preraffaelite movement; he showed no interest on the exact representation of details, avoided complicated backgrounds, and tended away from landscapes. He hence chose primarily mythological or literary motives, though with no narrative moment.< Less
Dante Rossetti: Paintings
English writer and visual artist Gabriel Charles Dante Rossetti had a marked tendency for mysticism in a range of forms. He founded the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in 1848 with William Holman Hunt and... More > John Everett Millais, and was later to be the main inspiration for a second generation of artists and writers influenced by the movement, most notably William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones. His work also influenced the European Symbolists and was a major precursor of the Aesthetic movement.
A faith in the option of communicating with the dead may have provoked him on his wife's death to have several of his love poems enclosed in her coffin. No matter what the fact of his poetry, it is by his painting quite than by his poems that Rossetti has a position as a enormous mystic, for despite his fondness for precise handling, most of his pictures are substantially of a mystical personality. They represent the scenes and incidents be said in dreams in a way comparable to the art of William Blake.< Less