Daily Archives: October 3, 2012
Monna Vanna, Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Photo: Tate Britain.
After my amazing visit to Buckingham Palace, I decided to walk down to Millbank to view the new Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant Garde exhibition at the Tate Gallery. I was really looking forward to this as I've been an IMMENSE fan of the Pre-Raphaelites for almost as long as I can remember. I chose to write my History of Art A Level long essay on their depictions of women from poetry and then gladly signed up to the Friday night lectures about them by Dr Gail-Nina Anderson while studying History of Art at Nottingham.
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The song acts as a contrasting counterpart to Rothko’s work. While the painter created this sense of quiet atmosphere (in my opinion) Ridgway creates a chaotic composition with the synth guitar and Randall Colbourne’s jazzy drumming that fills in Rothko’s colorful blank spaces. He and his fellow musicians interpret Rothko. Then again, Rothko’s work leaves a lot for people to add interpretations. For me, I sometimes see just shapes, windows, or a landscape broken down to just a sky and the ground.