The Pre Raphaelites and Romantic poetry

One of the joys of studying art history is that it frequently leads you into other fascinating subjects. Far from niche and exclusive (as it is often perceived), art history is a network of  paths criss-crossing an eclectic mix of subjects.  Here I take a look at the relationship between Pre-Raphaelitism and Romantic poetry, a… Continue reading The Pre Raphaelites and Romantic poetry


Books of Hours

Book of hours are a kind of medieval prayer book, known for their dazzling illuminations that burst with colour and charisma. They  have been described as the ‘late medieval bestseller’: more books of hours were produced and read than any other book in the period 1300-1500 -  including the Bible. There are so many surviving… Continue reading Books of Hours