The Pre-Raphaelite post!

You'll probably know I'm a huge fan of Pre-Raphaelite Painting as a consequence of my love for Renaissance Painting and the 19th century so I couldn't miss the opportunity to visit this exhibition in Rome, focused on The Myth of Italy in Victorian England. The core of the show features paintings by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Edward Burne-Jones and William Morris and explores the classicism of artists such as Frederick Leighton. There is also a section that focuses on the relationship between English works and Italian prototypes with paintings by Giotto, Botticelli, Tiziano, Veronese, Tintoretto and others.

The Museum Entry. I want those huge posters!!!

A selection of the displayed works. Many come from Private Collections so it's really a big opportunity to see paintings that usually are not in museums or galleries.

Venus Verticordia by Dante Gabriel Rossetti.

Proserpina by Dante Gabriel Rossetti.

The Heart of the Rose by Edward Burne-Jones.

Some works by Giulio Aristide Sartorio, a painter I love. I was so happy to see some of his paintings and drawings at the exhibition!


Lamia by George Frampton. When I saw this marvelous bust done in ivory, glass, bronze and opals I've realized for the nth time how some today's artists owe old masters technique and ideas!


Ok, and after all this Beauty, some photos of the first of a series of 4 illustrations based on Brothers Grimm's popular folktales. All the images will be done for 'Away in the Woods', an upcoming group art-show at Bear and Bird Gallery, US.
My next pieces will be based on the following tale: 'The Juniper Tree', 'Mother Hulda' and 'Snow White and Red Rose'. I'll put them up online in April, for the show.

From sketch to the final illustration...and yes, there's a bit of Pre-Raphaelites' art in my image too ^_-

Finished! Now I have to find a frame for it!


  1. Lovely... and now that you mention then, I can certainly see your influences. :D

  2. I just love the pre-Raphaelites. I wish so badly that I could go to that exhibit. I'm glad you got to see it and were inspired by it. The new piece is gorgeous! I love the play with the ribbons.

  3. Soy un enamorado de la pintura, y le agradezco mucho que haya publicado estas maravillosas obras de arte, que no conocía.
    Un saludo.