There is something strange about this. As much as we immerse ourselves in Victorian art and writings, there is still something unreachable about Victorian attitudes.Treuherz said Brown was a man ahead of his time who became a mentor figure for younger pre-Raphaelites. True true. But why would Brown have offended Victorian sensibilities with his images? After all his colours were good, his content meaningful and his furniture designs influential.*sigh* Perhaps only the newspaper critics were offended.
I would like to see this.
I would love to see it. Madox-Brown folllowed Ruskin's views to the extreme and had stronger views than Morris in some ways. I don't think he cared what the establishment thought - or at least said he didn't.
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