Day: September 29, 1996

The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (The Magnificent Seven)

All our best men
are laughed at
in this nightmare land

–Jack Kerouac “Pomes All Sizes

Originated by art school friends William Holman Hunt and John Everett Millais, who called everything they hated ‘slosh,’ including Raphael’s ‘Transfiguration,’ the Pre-Raphaelites rejected the Renaissance and embraced Medieval times. They were sick of … Read the rest

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Lord Byron

Born: 22 January 1788
Place of Birth: London, England
Died: 19 April 1824
Place of Death: Missolonghi, Greece

George Gordon Byron, better known as Lord Byron (the sixth Baron Byron, if you’re counting), was nothing if not the prototype of the conflicted Romantic hero. His persona has influenced artists, from … Read the rest

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