Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Dante Rossetti

I chose to research about Dante Gabriel Rossetti because I enjoyed his poem "The Woodspurge" so much. The site gives a great compilation of his poems as well as numerous paintings. The interesting part about this site is that the artwork gives the reader a better sense of Dante as an individual because of how well he can portray human and religious figures on a canvas. He obsessed over a woman named Elizabeth Siddal and buried a number of poems with her after she supposedly committed suicide. The poems were then exhumed during the 1860's! It seems like his religious gesture was tainted by his admirers. His obsessions with women led to many paintings and many poems influenced by these paintings. Rossetti exemplifies the role of an imagist during this time period.


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