Friday, August 31, 2007

Pre-Raphaelites and Illustration

"The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood had a very important impact on book illustration from the middle of the 19th Century. This was not because of the number of illustrations that they produced, which was not large, but because they raised the craft of illustration to high art, and gave an inspiration to generations of future illustrators, some of whom continued to draw in the Pre-Raphaelite style long after painting had moved in other directions."(quote)
Look at these gorgeous illustrations from the late 1800's. How inspiring! Pre-Raphaelite paintings are incredibly beautiful. These engravings are simply enchanting:

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