Friday, September 16, 2011

Ford Madox Brown: pre-Raphaelite pioneer and working-class hero


Hels said...

I liked what the review said: no grand swagger, no hyper-loveliness.. just the sweaty mess of every day. I even appreciate that Brown was reminding us that this newly urbanised society depended on a variety of labour that would have been unthinkable in the past.

But to be a working class hero, ordinary working families would have had to see Brown’s paintings. Do we know where was “Work” displayed in the 1850s and 60s? And I would love to know who had access to it.

Hermes said...

Sorry I don't know that though thanks for leading me to this:

Burne-Jones and Millais and to an extent Rossetti became successful wheras Madox-Brown stayed 'true' to the aims of the prb and was very poor all his life.