Saturday, November 17, 2012

The Day Dream ~ Dante Gabriel Rossetti

I would be remiss in continuing much further with my series of dark haired, blue robed Pre-Raphaelite beauties without including one of Rossetti's intriguing portraits of Jane Morris.  To me she has always radiated a stronger, earthier quality than many of Rossetti's red haired maidens, who tend more towards the ethereal or mystical side of things (though I think he struggled with this duality in the many, many versions of his Proserpine, which I will address in a later post).  At any rate, in Rossetti's imagining at the very least Jane always seems much more at home in the Green, and I think this image more than any other is the best representation of that affinity.

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