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The Beloved (The Bride)

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Description: Art for Art’s Sake: Aestheticism in Victorian Painting
Rossetti’s most obvious distinction – that he was both a painter and a poet – also proves to be the most persistent critical problem in discussion of his work in either medium. At an extreme it becomes a gauge of his failure in both: he is too ‘literary’ a painter, or too ‘pictorial’ a poet; or his attempt to unite the two arts only hastens their division in...
PublisherPaul Mellon Centre
Related print edition pages: pp.201-231
Description: The Image of the Black in Western Art, Volume IV: From the American Revolution to...
A black man, large as life, holding the reins of a white horse in one hand while he plunges a dagger into its throat with the other, is given great prominence...
PublisherHarvard University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.151-190
Chapter subject tags:Slavery in artErotic art

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