Gabriel Rossetti exerted a tremendous influence over British art towards the end of the nineteenth century. Women were enormously important in both his life and his art. Rossetti’s first female models were his sister, Christina, and his mother; both of whom sat patiently for hours while their adored Gabriel worked through his early difficulties with oil paint. His life was changed when he was introduced to the striking Elizabeth Siddal, whom he eventually married after a protracted and emotionally draining courtship. Her tragic death left him shattered and wracked with guilt. She had been Rossetti’s most significant muse for a number of years, but is best known nowadays as the model for John Everett Millais’ famous image of Ophelia, the most popular painting in Tate Britain. Linda holds two first-class degrees in Art History. She is an experienced guide and lecturer at Tate Britain, Tate Modern and the Dulwich Picture Gallery and lectures secondary school audiences and independent arts societies.
The Crossing Theatre
Mondays at 7pm
arrival from 6.30pm onwards
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Membership $145 per person $270 per couple.
Students under 18 years $10.
Visiting members of other ADFAS societies $5.
If a member is unable to attend a lecture, a family
member may attend the lecture instead at no extra charge.
Membership between societies is not transferrable.
Any enquiries to Jenny Falkiner 0427 933 142
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