Posts Tagged ‘Victorian Vendredis’
Posted in Academia and Research, Languages, Librarianship, Medieval studies, Travel, Victorian Studies, tagged Canada, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, François Villon, Pre-Raphaelites, Rare Books, Special Collections, Thomas Fisher Rare Books Library, Toronto University, Translation, Victorian Vendredis, William Morris on August 1, 2014| 4 Comments »
Posted in Academia and Research, Arts and Culture, Blogging projects, Film and TV, Victorian Studies, tagged Bata Shoe Museum, British Library, Dan Hillier, Fashion victims : the perils and pleasures of dress in the 19th century, Hendricks gin, Penny Dreadful, Questionable Content, The Last Tuesday Society, Victorian dress, Victorian Vendredis on July 25, 2014| 1 Comment »
Posted in Academia and Research, Arts and Culture, Blogging projects, Librarianship, Victorian Studies, tagged Canterbury Cathedral, CILIP Rare Books and Special Collections Group, Digitisation, Pre-Raphaelite Society, Pre-Raphaelites, Victorian Vendredis on September 6, 2013| Leave a Comment »
I’m just back from the wonderful CILIP Rare Books and Special Collections annual conference at Canterbury Cathedral, and, while I have so much to write about, I’m in Conference Recovery Time. So today’s Victorian Vendredi is a bit of a cheat – a reblog of Culture and Anarchy’s great post celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Pre-Raphaelite Society.
Congratulations! I hope you’ve celebrated well!
The Pre-Raphaelites are everywhere at the moment – on hoardings, on TV, in books and magazines, it seems as though we have revived our love affair with the decadent colours and lush imagery of the Victorian painters – and even those who hate them (and there are plenty who do) still seem to find them interesting. If you are a fan, you may be a member of the Pre-Raphaelite Society, which is celebrating 25 years of existence this year. The Society aims to promote the study of and interest in Pre-Raphaelitism, and is an international society with members all over the world. It’s open to everyone – there are members who are just interested, to serious collectors and academics, so the aim is to cater for everyone. The society holds a series of lectures in Birmingham (details of which are here) as well as trips to places or exhibitions…
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Posted in Arts and Culture, Librarianship, Music and Audiobooks, Victorian Studies, tagged Britannia Panopticon, Dan Hillier, Glasgow University Library Special Collections, Harry Lauder, Scottish Theatre Archive, Special Collections, Stan Laurel, Victorian music halls, Victorian Vendredis, Wilton's Music Hall on August 17, 2013| 2 Comments »
Given that I am currently at the family seat, and have just finished watching Brave, today’s Victorian Vendredi will out of necessity have a Scottish flavour. Queen Victoria herself, as any self-respecting fan of Dr Who, lycanthropy-themed episodes in particular, will know, greatly enjoyed her holidays at Balmoral Castle, describing it in her diaries as “my dear paradise in the Highlands”. But I don’t plan to speak of royal pursuits today, nor of the interference of time-travellers in said pursuits. (more…)
Some friends from home arrived today for a long weekend, the last weekend before Scottish children begin another school year. It’s great to have them here, but we’re not planning to run around exhausting all things touristy, rather having a relaxed and relaxing few days. Perhaps something as in the image below, albeit with less millinery and hoops.
Posted in About me, Arts and Culture, Blogging projects, Books and Reading, Travel, Victorian Studies, tagged John Keats, John William Waterhouse, La Belle Dame Sans Merci, Pre-Raphaelites, Sir Frank Dicksee, Tate Britain, The Lady of Shalott, Victorian Vendredis on July 26, 2013| 2 Comments »
But the painting that began my uninterrupted romance with Victorian art, with the Pre-Raphaelites in particular, was one that I saw on that first visit to Tate Britain, so many years ago. I knew before then that I liked their work, and I had seen this particular painting in small-scale art prints over and over again. But I had never seen it in all its original glory. I’ve never stopped looking at it since that day..
This painting made me into the Victorian Librarian long before I knew it was so.
Posted in Arts and Culture, Books and Reading, Victorian Studies, tagged A. S. Byatt, Christina Rossetti, Clothes, Colours, Four seasons, Frans Gaillard, Sir Edward Poynter, Summer, Victorian Vendredis, William Morris, Winter on July 19, 2013| 5 Comments »