Thursday, September 28, 2006

Stunner



The Day-dream, 1880 by Dante Gabrial Rossetti, Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

The model in this piece, Jane Morris is the wife of William Morris and it is a widely held belief that Rossetti and Jane carried on an affair.

5 comments:

Mary Beth said...

I've said before that I think Rosetti's depiction of anatomy is pretty strange - are you sure that isn't Morris himself in the photo? What's up with that? Such a sumptious setting and scene, but I can't ever get past the body! Sorry....

Martha said...

No need to be sorry, Rossetti, while a driving force in the PRB, was not it's skilled artist. The hands and feet are problematic, at best.

John Schoffstall said...

Eek! She has a neck like a Mannerist Madonna! This is Post-Raphaelite, not Pre-Raphaelite.

slatts said...

guess I'm in the minority here, I like the piece--distortions and all. But if I had to choose my fav of this model, it would definitely be yesterday's post....

Anonymous said...

I find this image remarkable. I think this painting is excellent (and superior to yesterdays). The hands and feet are strong and Michelangelo-esque. the fabric is wonderfully rendered. The colors are intense and beautiful and the draughtsmanship on the foliage is well done. There's a sense of atmosphere and the pose is engaging and complex. —ZAC

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