Victorian England was restraint, disciplined, glorious and most influential historical moment ever we see through the time-table. Society, culture, art, science and literature the world become inspired and decided to follow the English path of life. Generations will dream to get back the time. Full of life and high quality literature and entertainment.

Alas! Today media and publishers are started an anti-cultural torture by promoting low-quality writers, artists and entertainers. We are suffering today reading unethical literary contents by popular publishers!

The middle of the Victorian age is marked by a new Romantic impulse, the Pre-Raphaelite Movement, which begins with

Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828 – 82)

Rossetti was born in London. His father was an Italian refugee. He was educated at King’s College School and took the systematic study of painting. In 1848 with Holman Hunt, and John E. Millais founded the pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. The purpose of the Brotherhood was to restore art and literature. In 1849 he painted the Girlhood of Mary Virgin his one of the greatest work in art. His other pictures are Beata Beatrix, Monna Vanna and Dante’s Dream.  When he was nineteen, by a special inspiration he wrote his best and most famous poem The Blessed Damozel. In 1861 he brought out a volume of translations from the early Italian poets under the title of Dante and his Circle. Rossetti’s impulses were generous but his habits were eccentric, selfish and unfortunate. In grief of his wife’s death he had buried his Poems inside her coffin which are afterwards dug up and appeared in 1870. Rossetti devoted all his life to produce both poetry and paintings.

The Girlhood of Mary Virgin 1849

For more info about the painting please visit : www.the-athenaeum.org

Rossetti’s poetry was different from any other English poet and the difference is clearly due to his Italian race. He had no religious, moral or social interests. He was an artist almost purely for the sake of art and writing was his passion. Rossetti had much of spiritual mysticism and his interest centers under the inner rather than the outer life. His melody depends on Latinized vocabulary, Italian pronunciations and masterly use of refrains. Rossetti is especially connected with the sonnet. His sonnet sequence The House of Life is one of the most notable in the literature that exalted ‘the earthly love’ is the central force in the world.

William Morris (1834 – 96)

Poet, artist and socialist was educated at Oxford and one of the beginner of the Oxford and Cambridge Magazine to which he supplied poems, tales and essays. In 1858 he published his first book Defence of Guenevere and other Poems. This follows The Earthly Paradise and Love is Enough. In the same year he translated Virgil’s Æneid. His translation of the Odyssey in verse appeared in 1887. He may be regarded as the leader of the modern romantic school. His poetry is sweet in melody and he has a power of description which makes his lyrics live and glow but his narratives are sometime very lengthy.

A C Swinburne (1837-1909)

Received his early education in France and later at Oxford where he studied Latin, Greek, French and Italian. He left Oxford without completing his graduation. In his earlier days in London he was closely associated with the pre-Raphaelite, the Rossettis, Meredith and Burne-Jones. He published two plays, The Queen Mother and Rosamund which made no impression on the public. He traveled Italy. On his return he published three volumes of Poems and Ballads. His next works are the Song of Italy (1867) and Songs before Sunrise (1871). In Greek model he wrote Atalanta. Among his prose works are Under the Microscope, A Study of Shakespeare (1880), A Study of Victor Hugo (1886), and A Study of Ben Jonson (1889). But Swinburne never became widely popular.

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23 responses »

  1. snacksandwrites says:

    Wow…. it’s funny how something just hits you at the exact RIGHT MOMENT. Loved reading that.

    Gonna do some Swinburne now….

    May I make one editorial comment for strength without sounding impertinent?

    Victorian England was restraint.

    (new paragraph)

    Discipline, moderation…. glorious! A most influential historical moment ever, as I, an art and literature lover see it through the time table of the world.

    Thank you for this… hit me at just the right time.

  2. vam says:

    Good read. Informative. A pleasure. Well laid out.

  3. willowdot21 says:

    Good post, great painting so many messages! xx

  4. very nice read this one is!
    I agree and share your angst with the way the mediocre has been popularised of late!

  5. I agree! Excellent post! Well done!

  6. Juliana says:

    Love the painting! Interesting post.

  7. Hello Vikram,
    I have a blog related to yours: On the Columbine Tile. The Pre-Raphaelites and the members of the Arts and Craft movement made our world a little more beautiful and, therefore a little better as if the beautiful and the god were related. They just may be, but not according to Baudelaire.
    Thank you for a great blog.
    Best,
    Micheline

  8. granbee says:

    In college, I studied all Rosetti, Morris, and Swinburne. I was always entranced by Rosetti’s joint poetry and painting productions. I had one instructor who really loved Swinburne, actually celebrated his relative obscurity!

  9. denibuggy says:

    Very interesting! I really enjoyed reading this!

  10. VizFact says:

    Learned something new today. Great work.

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  12. kosmicklown says:

    You’ve got to love that Rossetti 🙂

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  15. Lovely pictures, Vikram! and interesting content, you obviously think deeply.

  16. Heribert Raab says:

    and generations will dream to get back the time in our time and think its most influential historical moment ever when Society, culture, art, science and literature the world become inspired.
    there are great literature and culture in our time as well, its harder to find/ discover into our “mediaworld”.

    nice article anyway !

  17. I found this article particularly interesting because I have often considered make a point which might be very similar about an era which I consider to be somewhat maligned in our “modern” era.

    This may not go over well, but, in essence, there may be a certain value in hypocrisy. What I mean by this is that it was recognized that while our actions may not always be in concert with our ideals, jettisoning those ideals was not necessarily the answer.

  18. 63mago says:

    Hello. I noticed that you clicked the “like”-thingy at my blog – even two times now! Thank you for this. I will write a bit about Rossetti too and will happily link to your article.

  19. 63mago says:

    Say, Mr. Roy, did you edit my comment?

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