Art, art history

Millais and Ophelia: Femininity, Madness, and Representation

The 21-year-old John Everett Millais released his painting ‘Ophelia’ in 1852 at the Royal Academy. As an early Pre-Raphaelite work, it valued high detail, realism in its depiction and an abundance of colour. Millais’ paintings often stemmed from the Romantic, the medieval, and the literary - especially Shakespeare, which was exceedingly popular in the Victorian… Continue reading Millais and Ophelia: Femininity, Madness, and Representation

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