A rebel spirit, or, The Pre-Raphaelite movement in the nineteenth century

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Doris Etheridge (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Mary Bush

Abstract: As an account of the Pre-Raphaelite Movement of the ninteenth century, this paper comprises two aims. It undertakes, on the one hand, to reveal a unique movement for what it actually was, an attempt to combine the media of painting and literature. It attempts, on the other, to illustrate this union by examining the work of Dante Gabriel Rossetti whose painting and poetry best show the direction which the movement took for over three decades. During the search for some understanding of the movement's aim, however, certain factors underlying its development emerged. The movement's origin, for instance, as a reaction against conventional English art in the tradition of Raphael, the aesthetic principles that grew out of this reaction, the movement's relation to Victorian society—all became important aspects of the total picture and worthy of discussion.

Additional Information

Honors Project
Language: English
Date: 1956

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