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Desperate Romantics

Posted February 11, 2010 by Michael @ Knowledge Lost in Art, Film & Television / 4 Comments

Desperate-Romantics-001I’m not sure how many people have seen this mini series, but I thought in an effort to make sure I post regularly I would mention this wonderful show. Desperate Romantics is a BBC series of the life of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. One thing that was impressive about this show, was all the effort they put into recreating some of the Brotherhoods paintings. In the show you will see a few pieces, such as;

  • Christ in the House of His Parents (1849–50) by John Everett Millais
  • Ophelia (1851-2) by John Everett Millais
  • The Order of Release (1854) by John Everett Millais
  • The Scapegoat (1856) by William Holman Hunt
  • Bocca Baciata (1859) by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  • Beata Beatrix (1872) by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  • The Shadow of Death (1872) by William Holman Hunt
  • Oxford Union murals (1857-9) by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Morris, Edward Burne-Jones et al.

As well as sketch or images of;

  • Ecce Ancilla Domini (1849–50) by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  • The Hireling Shepherd (1851) by William Holman Hunt
  • The Light of the World (1853–54) by William Holman Hunt
  • The Awakening Conscience (1853) by William Holman Hunt
  • Dante’s Vision of Rachel and Leah (1855) by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  • The Blind Girl (1856) by John Everett Millais
  • Autumn Leaves (1856) by John Everett Millais
  • The Holy Family (undated) by Elizabeth Siddal
  • The Rowing Boat (undated) by Elizabeth Siddal
  • Venus Verticordia (1868) by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  • Bubbles (1886) by John Everett Millais

Though I’m not sure how accurate the show is, it is a fascinating insight on some of some great artists.