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John Everet Milais

Arts Everyday Living: A Scottish Song—A Girl and Her Fish, Waiting for a Sale

A SCOTTISH SONG A GIRL AND HER FISH     Buy my caller herrin,’ They’re bonnie fish and wholesome farin; Buy my caller herrin,’ New drawn frae the Forth. Scottish Song  Sir John Everett Millais (1829-1896), like other fellow Pre-Raphaelite artists, often focused on the history and traditions of Great Britain, whether the Medieval past or native […]

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Thomas Cooper Gotch, Innocence, c. 1904, watercolor, probably Private Collection

Arts Everyday Living: A Child’s World—Dragon Fantasies with Butterfly Wings

A CHILD’S WORLD DRAGON FANTASIES   So comes snow after fire, and even dragons have their endings. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit   English artist Thomas Cooper Gotch’s dragon circa 1904, with his butterfly-like wings, is definitely not as fearsome as the trio currently starring in TV series Game of Thrones and easily vanquished by the Innocence of a […]

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John Everett Millais, The Black Brunswicker

Arts Everyday Living: in Love and War—The Art of Romance

    IN LOVE & WAR THE ART OF ROMANCE   Who so loves believes the impossible. Elizabeth Barrett Browning __________________ Like the couple above, soon to be parted by war, poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861) and Pre-Raphaelite painter John Everett Millais (1829-1896) suffered romantic obstacles. Barrett, for instance, had to secretly wed fellow poet […]

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