Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882) with the PRB renounced contemporary artistic conventions in favour of the vivid, natural style of Italian art before Raphael.
Apart from romantic medieval scenes, he produced dozens of idealized portraits of women. His verse includes 'The Blessed Damozel' 1850. His sister was the poet Christina Rossetti.
Rossetti, the son of an exiled Italian, formed the PRB with the painters Millais and Hunt, but soon developed a broader style and a persona) subject matter, related to his poetry.
He was a friend of the critic Ruskin, who helped establish his reputation as a painter, and of William Morris and his wife Jane, who became Rossetti's lover and the subject of much of his work.
His Poems in 1870 were recovered from the grave of his wife Elizabeth Siddal (1834-1862, also a painter, whom he had married in 1860), and were attacked as of "the fleshly school of poetry".
Why is Dante Gabriel Rossetti famous?
Dante Gabriel Rossetti was a British painter and poet, a founder member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (PRB) in 1848.
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