Pre-Raphaelite girl gang : fifty makers, shakers and heartbreakers from the Victorian era / Kirsty Stonell Walker ; illustrations by Kingsley Nebechi.Material type: BookPublisher: London, England : Unicorn Publishing Group, 2018Description: 255 pages : colour illustrations ; 21 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781911604631; 1911604635.Subject(s): Pre-Raphaelitism | Pre-Raphaelites -- Biography | Women in artDDC classification: 709.4209034
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
We mostly know the women of the Pre-Raphaelite movement through their appearances in paintings: long-haired beauties with sad eyes who simultaneously seem historical and contemporary. But women played a much bigger role in the movement than that, as Pre-Raphaelite Girl Gang shows.
Telling the stories of fifty women--duchesses to laundresses--who were involved with the Pre-Raphaelites, this book brings together stunning illustrations and little known stories to rewrite the history of an artistic movement that has held its popularity for more than a century. From models to artists, these women all contributed something personal and incredible towards the most beautiful and imaginative art movement in the world. Redefining what it meant to be attractive and influential in a male-dominated world, they broke new ground in art, business, and women's rights. In these pages we learn more about faces long familiar from classic paintings, but we also meet women who worked behind the scenes. Together, these portraits recast our understanding of the Pre-Raphaelites and reveal an enchanting, revolutionary band of women who remain unlikely and compelling role models today.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 250-251).
Julia Margaret Cameron -- Mary Hodgkinson -- Euphemia Gray -- Elizabeth Siddal -- Emma Madox Brown -- Anna Blunden -- Rosa Brett -- Christina Rossetti -- Ruth Herbert -- Joanna Boyce -- Emma Watkins -- Fanny & Edith Holman Hunt -- Aglaiaionides -- Annie Miller -- Fanny Cornforth -- Fanny Eaton -- Jane Morris -- Kate Perugini -- Georgiana Burke-Jones -- Maria Zambaco -- Emma Sandys -- Louise Jopling -- Lucy Madox Brown -- Sophia Gray -- Marie Spartali Stillman -- Anna Lea Merritt -- Ellen Smith -- Annie Louisa Swynnerton -- Mary Emma Jones -- Julia Prinsep Jackson -- Alexa Wilding -- Ellen Terry -- Mary Hillier -- Mary Ryan -- Keytumas `Keomi' Gray -- Mary Seton Watts -- Alice Liddell -- Lillie Langtry -- May Prinsep -- Rosa Corder -- Evelyn De Morgan -- Kate Bunce -- Violet Manners -- Dorothy Dene -- May Morris -- Margaret Burne-Jones -- Harriet Selina Pettigrew -- Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale -- May Louise Greville Cooksey -- Noel Laura Nisbet.
"Tapping into the Rebel Girl and Bad Girl publishing trend, this is the first book to cover the female role within art. A fabulous introduction to the Pre-Raphaelite movement, through the muses and artists that helped shape the era. Kirsty Stonell Walker has a large following for her blog, The Kissed Mouth (20,000 people) - with readers in the UK and the US. Major exhibitions of Pre-Raphaelite Art are set to take place in Autumn 2018: Burne-Jones at Tate Britain and Christina Rossetti at the Watts Gallery, Compton. Published to coincide with World Pre-Raphaelite Day on 16th September 2018"-- Provided by publisher.