Sunday, June 14, 2009

Jane Burden: How a Pre-Raphaelite model changed our image of angels (post)

[La Belle Iseult - William Morris]
1858, oil on canvas

Posted by Roger Homan
Prof. Roger Homan considers how the Pre-Raphaelite model Jane Burden changed our collective mental image of the appearance of angels.

[Jane Morris, 1865]


Grace said...

Huh...I never thought it was Jane Morris in Burne-Jones' stained glass and paintings. I wonder where the author got that idea.

Great article though!

Hermes said...

She was a fascinating woman and it is easy to see why both Morris and Rossettii fell so deeply in love with her.