Tag Archives: Dante Gabriel Rossetti

A Clever Display of Pre-Raphaelite Color Technique through Dorothea Brooke

In Books II and III, the reader witnesses the development of Dorothea Brooke’s interest to learn and understand meaning behind art. She already recognizes paintings as beautiful, but she strives to learn to appreciate art for deeper meaning. I noticed … Continue reading

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It’s Not a Disney Movie

In “The Blessed Damozel,” Rossetti describes a woman in heaven watching her lover on the Earth below. He portrays the woman as “still” (16) and behind the “gold bar of heaven” (2). This description of a static and elevated female … Continue reading

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