The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life.
~ William Faulkner
|Rossetti's La Bella Mona, 1875|
As friends and faithful readers know, I am the uber fan of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. I lost count of how many prints I own; my personal library has several books on the art of the Brotherhood, as well as some detailing their soap opera-like lives. I even own note cards with Waterhouse’s The Soul of the Rose on the front. But even I did not know that the largest collection of Pre-Raphaelites in the
was only a few hours drive north. United States
Gas may be over $4 a gallon, but I think a road trip is in order soon!
Do you know of any museums in your area that harbor great collections? Do share!
Oremus pro invicem,