The First Pre-Raphaelite Painting
I know what you’re thinking, “WTF? I hate the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood! If I could eliminate one art historical movement, it’d be them!” While I can commiserate with those sentiments, I have to admit that John Everett Millais’ Isabella (or The Pot of Basil) has grown on me (pun intended). Ok, the PRB is not so bad but like Bouguereau, I always get flack for featuring it. Today, I’ll break down the painting figure group by figure group plus, to entice you, I’ll end with a Tights Are NOT Pants rant.
John Everett Millais, Isabella (or The Pot of Basil), 1849, oil on canvas. Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool