Pre-Raphaelites and mid-Victorian art


Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Monna Vanna, 1866, oil on canvas, 88.9 x 86.4 cm (Tate) (photo: Tate, CC-BY-NC-ND (3.0 Unported)
This controversial new movement claimed that art could be divorced from moral or narrative content.

The Aesthetic Movement


















Henry Wallis, Chatterton - thumb
Why did the eighteenth-century poet Thomas Chatterton appeal to the Romantics a century later?

Henry Wallis, Chatterton





Ford Madox Brown, Work, Manchester
Muscles, morals, and mongrels help to illustrate the stratification of social class in Victorian England.

Ford Madox Brown, Work