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

John Everett Millais, The Black Brunswicker

John Everett Millais, The Black Brunswicker,1860, oil on canvas, Lady Lever Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK

__________________

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 Robert Browning because of her father’s opposition to their love. While Millais’ wife left her first husband critic John Ruskin for the artist, scandalizing British society.

The above image is used solely for educational purposes.

 

 

, ,

https://www.googletagmanager.com/gtag/js?id=UA-105808081-1