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Painter and Poet
Born on May 12, 1828, in 
London, England, of 
English-Italian parents, the 
English painter and poet 
Dante Gabriel Rosse...
His works show a 
passionate imagination, 
strongly contrasting 
Victorian art which was 
popular during the 
second half ...
Dante Gabriel Rossetti, by George Frederic Watts 
• 
In 1860, he married his 
long-time (since 1850) 
model Elizabeth Elea...
Dante Gabriel Rossetti 
probably met Lizzie 
Siddal in 1852 or 1853, 
and began to use her as a 
model to the exclusion of...
Jane Burden Morris: 
An Enigmatic Muse 
Jane Burden’s affair 
with Dante Gabriel 
Rossetti after his wife 
Lizzie Siddal d...
Considered one of the most unconventional 
painters of the 19th century, Rossetti painted in 
his maturity “ powerful and ...
La Bella Mano 
“In royal wise ring-girt 
and bracelet-spann’d 
A flower of Venus’ own 
virginity, 
Go shine among thy 
sis...
Water Willow
A Sea Spell
“She hath the apple in her hand 
for thee, 
Yet almost in her heart would 
hold it back; 
She muses, with her eyes upon 
t...
My Lady Greensleeves
Lady Lilith 
Lilith 
“Of Adam's first wife, Lilith, 
it is told 
(The witch he loved before the 
gift of Eve,) 
That, ere ...
The First Madness of Ophelia
A Vision of Fiametta 
“BEHOLD Fiammetta, 
shown in Vision here. 
Gloom-girt 'mid Spring-flushed 
apple-growth she 
stands;...
Proserpine
Sibylla Palmifera. 
“SOUL'S BEAUTY 
UNDER the arch of Life, where love 
and death, 
Terror and mystery, guard her shrine, ...
Rossetti also 
typically wrote 
sonnets for his 
pictures, such as 
"Astarte Syraica".
Astarte Syriaca 
“Mystery; lo! betwixt the sun and 
moon 
Astarte of the Syrians: Venus 
Queen 
Ere Aphrodite was. In silv...
Bocca Baciata 
“Bocca baciata 
non perde 
ventura, anzi 
rinnova come fa 
la luna”. 
(Bocaccio)
Helen of Troy 
“Heavenborn Helen, 
Sparta's queen, 
(O Troy 
Town!) 
Had two breasts of 
heavenly sheen, 
The sun and moon...
Monna Vanna
La Ghirlandata.
La Donna della Finestra.
The Daydream
Fair Rosamund
Joan of Arc
St. Catherine
Sancta Lilias
In the 1850s, Rossetti evokes a 
richly colorful, chivalric and 
nostalgic representation of the 
Middle Ages in a set of ...
Dante 1851-56
Dantis Amor.
La Pia de' Tolomei
Beatrice, meeting Dante at a Wedding Feast, denies him her Salutation
Beata Beatrice
The Meeting of Dante and Beatrice in Paradise...
Dante's Dream at the Time of the Death of Beatrice
The First Anniversary of the Death of Beatrice: Dante Drawing the Angel.”
Dante's Dream at the Time of the Death of Beatrice
Romantic Medievalism 1853-60
Paolo and Francesca
A Study of Guinevère
Sir Galahad at the Ruined Chapel.
Last Meeting Arthur’s Tomb - of Lancelot and Guinevere
How Sir Galahad, Sir Bors and Sir Percival Were Fed with 
the Sanc Grael; but Sir Percival's Sister Died by the Way
The Damsel of the Sanct Grael
The Damsel of the 
Sanct Grael or Holy 
Grail
Music :André Rieu (Greensleeves) 
Photos and texts: Web
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Dante Gabriel Rossetti - painter and poet

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English Pre-Raphaelite Painter , designer, writer, and translator (1828-1882).. He founded the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in 1848 with William Holman Hunt and John Everett Millais,

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Dante Gabriel Rossetti - painter and poet

  1. 1. Painter and Poet
  2. 2. Born on May 12, 1828, in London, England, of English-Italian parents, the English painter and poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti was a cofounder of the Pre- Raphaelite Brotherhood, a band of painters that reacted against unimaginative and traditional historical paintings. Self portrait
  3. 3. His works show a passionate imagination, strongly contrasting Victorian art which was popular during the second half of the nineteenth century. Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Algernon Swinburne
  4. 4. Dante Gabriel Rossetti, by George Frederic Watts • In 1860, he married his long-time (since 1850) model Elizabeth Eleanor Siddal. This feminine ideal of the Preraffaelites was Rossetti's muse and source of inspiration until her suicide in 1862. He idealised her image as Dante's Beatrice in a number of paintings, such as "Beata Beatrix".
  5. 5. Dante Gabriel Rossetti probably met Lizzie Siddal in 1852 or 1853, and began to use her as a model to the exclusion of all others. With her classical beauty and copper-red hair she was one of the early Pre- Raphaelite period's stunningly beautiful models, or "stunners" as they were called.
  6. 6. Jane Burden Morris: An Enigmatic Muse Jane Burden’s affair with Dante Gabriel Rossetti after his wife Lizzie Siddal died was famous. She began to pose for Rossetti which started a series of his masterpieces –he painted her repeatedly until his death. All of Rossetti’s paintings of Jane seem somber, enigmatic. She seems quiet and contemplative. A mystery. Perlascura
  7. 7. Considered one of the most unconventional painters of the 19th century, Rossetti painted in his maturity “ powerful and mysterious dreamlike images of women that convey, through poetic suggestiveness and allusive detail, ideas of sensuality, beauty, love, death and destiny”.
  8. 8. La Bella Mano “In royal wise ring-girt and bracelet-spann’d A flower of Venus’ own virginity, Go shine among thy sisterly sweet band; In maiden-minded converse delicately Evermore white and soft; until thou be, O hand! heart-handsel’d in a lover’s hand”. La Bella Mano
  9. 9. Water Willow
  10. 10. A Sea Spell
  11. 11. “She hath the apple in her hand for thee, Yet almost in her heart would hold it back; She muses, with her eyes upon the track Of that which in thy spirit they can see. Haply, ‘Behold, he is at peace,’ saith she; ‘Alas! the apple for his lips, – the dart That follows its brief sweetness to his heart,- The wandering of his feet perpetually!’ Venus Verticordia
  12. 12. My Lady Greensleeves
  13. 13. Lady Lilith Lilith “Of Adam's first wife, Lilith, it is told (The witch he loved before the gift of Eve,) That, ere the snake's, her sweet tongue could deceive, And her enchanted hair was the first gold. And still she sits, young while the earth is old, And, subtly of herself contemplative, Draws men to watch the bright web she can weave, Till heart and body and life are in its hold.” “
  14. 14. The First Madness of Ophelia
  15. 15. A Vision of Fiametta “BEHOLD Fiammetta, shown in Vision here. Gloom-girt 'mid Spring-flushed apple-growth she stands; And as she sways the branches with her hands, Along her arm the sundered bloom falls sheer, In separate petals shed, each like a tear;” -------
  16. 16. Proserpine
  17. 17. Sibylla Palmifera. “SOUL'S BEAUTY UNDER the arch of Life, where love and death, Terror and mystery, guard her shrine, I saw Beauty enthroned; and though her gaze struck awe, I drew it in as simply as my breath. Hers are the eyes which, over and beneath, The sky and sea bend on thee,--which can draw, By sea or sky or woman, to one law, The allotted bondman of her palm and wreath.This is that Lady Beauty, in whose praise Thy voice and hand shake still,--long known to thee” ----------
  18. 18. Rossetti also typically wrote sonnets for his pictures, such as "Astarte Syraica".
  19. 19. Astarte Syriaca “Mystery; lo! betwixt the sun and moon Astarte of the Syrians: Venus Queen Ere Aphrodite was. In silver sheen Her twofold girdle clasps the infinite boon Of bliss whereof the heaven and earth commune: And from her neck’s inclining flower-stem lean Love-freighted lips and absolute eyes that wean The pulse of hearts to the spheres’ dominant tune”
  20. 20. Bocca Baciata “Bocca baciata non perde ventura, anzi rinnova come fa la luna”. (Bocaccio)
  21. 21. Helen of Troy “Heavenborn Helen, Sparta's queen, (O Troy Town!) Had two breasts of heavenly sheen, The sun and moon of the heart's desire: All Love's lordship lay between. (O Troy's down, Tall Troy's on fire!) “
  22. 22. Monna Vanna
  23. 23. La Ghirlandata.
  24. 24. La Donna della Finestra.
  25. 25. The Daydream
  26. 26. Fair Rosamund
  27. 27. Joan of Arc
  28. 28. St. Catherine
  29. 29. Sancta Lilias
  30. 30. In the 1850s, Rossetti evokes a richly colorful, chivalric and nostalgic representation of the Middle Ages in a set of watercolor paintings inspired by the Morte d’Arthur and the works of Dante.
  31. 31. Dante 1851-56
  32. 32. Dantis Amor.
  33. 33. La Pia de' Tolomei
  34. 34. Beatrice, meeting Dante at a Wedding Feast, denies him her Salutation
  35. 35. Beata Beatrice
  36. 36. The Meeting of Dante and Beatrice in Paradise...
  37. 37. Dante's Dream at the Time of the Death of Beatrice
  38. 38. The First Anniversary of the Death of Beatrice: Dante Drawing the Angel.”
  39. 39. Dante's Dream at the Time of the Death of Beatrice
  40. 40. Romantic Medievalism 1853-60
  41. 41. Paolo and Francesca
  42. 42. A Study of Guinevère
  43. 43. Sir Galahad at the Ruined Chapel.
  44. 44. Last Meeting Arthur’s Tomb - of Lancelot and Guinevere
  45. 45. How Sir Galahad, Sir Bors and Sir Percival Were Fed with the Sanc Grael; but Sir Percival's Sister Died by the Way
  46. 46. The Damsel of the Sanct Grael
  47. 47. The Damsel of the Sanct Grael or Holy Grail
  48. 48. Music :André Rieu (Greensleeves) Photos and texts: Web

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