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Pre Raphaelite Girl Gang

By: K Walker.
ISBN: 9781911604631.
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Pre-RaphaeliteGirl Gang willintroduce readers of all ages to the remarkable women of the Pre-Raphaelite artmovement which began in the second half of the nineteenth century and continuedthrough the early part of the twentieth. From models to artists, these womenall contributed something personal and incredible towards the most beautifuland imaginative art movement in the world. From duchesses to poor laundresses,each woman has a story to tell and a unique viewpoint on art no matter theirage, status or background. Rich or poor, black or white, these women redefinedwhat it meant to be beautiful and influential in a male-dominated world andbroke new ground in art, business and women's rights to pursue the life theyloved. Spanning almost a century and uncovering the truth behind some familiarand less familiar faces, this collection will offer new information to readersalready interested in Pre-Raphaelite art and open the doors on an enchantingand revolutionary band of women who are unlikely and compelling role models.Artists, sculptors, inventors, models, wives, sisters and muses, all provideinspiration for ground-breakers and trouble-makers today.

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Walker, a scholar of the Victorian era, adds this collection of mini-biographies to the growing number of recent compendiums devoted to the women and people from minority groups who have been erased from traditional history texts. In this set of profiles, Walker highlights the most influential women of the Pre-Raphaelite period of art and literature: artists, models, lovers, wives, and daughters who made an indelible impact on the work that came out of that time. The period is too often associated with men, Walker explains, like painters Millais and Rossetti, or writers such as Carroll and Tennyson, while the women who inspired or competed with them are rarely recognized. Some notable inclusions are Fanny Eaton, who was born a Jamaican slave and became a prominent model for Rossetti's paintings; Jane Morris, whose life inspired George Bernard Shaw to write Pygmalion; and Annie Louisa Swynnerton, an artist unafraid to depict nude figures despite society's condemnation of women doing so at the time. Packed with Nebechi's breathtaking illustrations, Walker's book is fascinating, thorough, and visually stunning.--Courtney Eathorne Copyright 2018 Booklist