Truth and Beauty – San Francisco

Some rarities from the exhibit Truth and Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelites and the Old Masters – Rossetti’s Giotto Painting Dante’s Portrait, Small study versions of Millais’s Isabella, Hunt’s Valentine and The Hireling Shepard. The rare Collins’s The Devout Childhood of St. Elizabeth of Hungary(not exhibited), Elizabeth Siddal’s Holy Family, included with the wall display of connections (artists, wives, models).


Why Pre-Raphaelite Hair is All the Rage


Sotheby’s is promoting their Pre-Raphaelite Auction in July with a piece on a recent photo-shoot at the National Gallery in London focusing on Pre-Raphaelite Hair:

New Exhibition – Truth and Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelites and the Old Masters











June 30, 2018 – September 30, 2018 – San Francisco

Truth and Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelites and the Old Masters is the first major exhibition to juxtapose examples by the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood with works that inspired its members, including Italian old masters Fra Angelico and Pietro Perugino and their northern contemporaries Jan van Eyck and Hans Memling. It reveals how the Brotherhood’s aesthetic evolved over time to embrace artistic influences from the High and late Renaissance, such as Titian and Veronese. It also offers a rich multimedia opportunity to examine the artists’ attraction to stained glass, domestic decorations, and sixteenth-century textiles.

Poet Raza Hussain inspired by Hunt’s portrait of Rossetti

Art UK challenged four poets to write and perform original works based on paintings that have inspired them from the UK’s art collection.

Raza Hussain performs his poem ‘Raphaelites of Birmz’, inspired by the painting ‘Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828–1882)’ by William Holman Hunt. Filmed at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. Read more about the painting and the poet: