Monday, February 4, 2013

Monday Inspiration: Dante Rossetti

Dante Rossetti, The Bower Meadow, 1872, (source)
Dante Rossetti,  Astarte Syriaca, 1878, (source)
I sort of love the weirdly masculine, yet uber romantic female figures of Rossetti's paintings, I think he could only paint a beautiful pouting lip, even his self portrait has those lips. I feel as though the people he paints are not quite real exactly, they just seem like illustrations, but really really beautiful ones. He's an interesting figure- along with William Morris, and worth reading about-especially if unrequited love and star crossed lovers are your thing.

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