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Monet, Manet and Magritte; Renoir, Rubens, Rossetti and Rodin; Degas, Delacroix and Van Dyck – as well as Botticelli, Poussin, Turner, Gainsborough, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Bellows, and Auerbach… You can see key works by all these- and many more- great artists in the galleries at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts for free. There’s also … Read more

DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI (1828-1882)

The Blue Bower London, 1865 Oil on Canvas 84 x 70.9 cm Fanny Cornforth, the artist’s mistress, was the model for this striking image. The cornflowers at the front refer to her name and the passion flowers suggest her fiery character.  But the image is more a hymn to beauty than a portrait.  A bower is … Read more