Victorian Radicals

By Martin Ellis, Timothy Barringer, Victoria Osborne

Book cover of Victorian Radicals: From the Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts & Crafts Movement

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Although the word "Victorian" connotes a kind of dry propriety, the artists working in the Victorian era were anything but. Starting with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and lasting through the dawn of the 20th century, the era's painters, writers, and designers challenged every prevailing belief about art and its purpose. The…

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Of course, women of the Pre-Raphaelite movement were not only on the canvas, they also were the artists responsible for a vast array of art in different mediums, from painting and sculpture to enameling and embroidery. The later years of the Victorian period saw women flocking to art schools and claiming the profession from their male counterparts and freeing them to create art that equally defines the Pre-Raphaelite and subsequent movements.

From Kirsty's list on aspiring Pre-Raphaelite women.

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