Dante Gabriel Rossetti – Beata Beatrix

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Dante Gabriel Rossetti – Painted by George Frederic Watts – 1871

Dante Gabriel Rossetti; a translator, illustrator, poet and most importantly for this post, an incredible artist. As one of the founding fathers of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, he inspired and influenced an entire generation of artists and writers both contemporaries and successive to himself. Dante was born on the 12th May 1828 and he died on the 9th April 1882, leaving behind a wealth of work and a strong legacy that would live on long beyond his own lifetime.

Dante Gabriel Rossetti spent a lot of time working on English translations of Italian poetry and found himself strongly influenced by the famous Italian poet, Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) with whom he strongly identified. It was Rossetti’s identification to Dante Alighieri that inspired the painting which is the subject of this post.

With that said we’re going to be looking at one piece of work in particular; a painting full of meaning and symbolism, painted in Rossetti’s signature style and telling a powerful story rife with emotion and feeling.

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As July Ends…

“Remember tonight… For it is the beginning of always.” – Dante Alighieri

Just a short post to say thank you really, to all those who have viewed my site, followed my blog and commented on my posts. July has been the first month of me really getting into the idea of blogging and keeping a regular schedule with my posts.

As July ends I have reflected upon this past month and I am pleasantly surprised by what has been achieved in such a short amount of time.

This is how I intend to move forward, keeping to my schedule of posts and always having an Art Project going on as I currently have; I hope to keep meeting new people, having interesting debates and conversations and reading the posts of others.

Thanks again,