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Pre-Raphaelite Women Artists

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By the mid 1800s, the Pre-Raphaelites were the most talked about movement in contemporary cuture. Now, 150 years later, the popularity of leading (male) exponents such as Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Edward Burne-Jones and John Everett Millais is greater than ever, while the crucial role played by women artists has largely been forgotten.
Paperback, 160 pages
Published April 1st 1999 by Thames & Hudson (first published November 1997)
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Roisin
Aug 20, 2013 Roisin rated it it was amazing
This is a brilliant and detailed account of the lives of female, Pre-Raphaelite artists. Split into the different generations of women associated with this movement, Jan Morris gives an account of what it was like for women practitioners of art, the obstacles that they faced, prejudices and achievements of these women.

Many art schools had restrictions and limitations put on women in their attempt to practice/study art. Yet, these women still managed to create art on a wide range of topics, such
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Kristin
Aug 23, 2012 Kristin rated it really liked it
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Finally, after reading sections of this in 2007 for my freshman year of college, and different parts for the lead-up to my thesis in 2012, and the thesis itself in 2012 and 2013, I have read this book/catalog cover to cover! It's really THE starting point for anyone interested in women artists of the Pre-Raphaelite movement and one of my favourite resources. I have however always wished that it was slightly differently/better organized. I understand why the chapters are thematic (Women and Art 1 ...more
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