“They wanted to turn back the clock to purer, more thoroughly Christian times…At once hysterical and inert, these paintings are fascinating as artifacts, period pieces reflective of their time. If you want a clear idea about what was rotten as opposed to enlightened about Victorian England, look no further.” Read more.
“Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Art and Design, 1848-1900,” National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. Through May 19, 2013
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