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Living Paintings

Impressionist & Pre-Raphaelite Paintings

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This collection is a celebration of two major art movements of the 19th century packed with iconic works of art for maximum indulgence. From the fresh brushwork of painting en-plein-air, out doors, with the Impressionists. To the rich jewel tones and inspired medieval wonder of the Pre-Raphaelites.

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The art of Beatrix depicts the dying moments of a young and beautiful woman. She sits with eyes closed, head raised in a trance-like pose, her open hands rest upon her lap and a sacred dove drops into them a white poppy. A sundial is at her side. This young woman is the Beatrice worshipped from afar by the 13th Century poet, Dante and in his poem 'Vita Nuova' he recounts the story of his all consuming love for this woman, the daughter of a prominent Florentine citizen.
The two small figures in the painting's background represent Dante gazing towards a beautiful red robed figure - Love. Rossetti, a major figure in the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, was not only a painter, he was also a poet, and before the age of 20 had spent several years translating the cycle of poems and commentary that made up Dante's 'Vita Nuova'.

What's inside

  • A collection of raised tactile pictures.
  • Audio descriptions with music and sound effects in your chosen format of either CD or USB.
  • An A4 large print colour image pack or postcard pack.
  • An ‘Articles for the Blind’ returns label for the free and convenient return of the box.

Touch to see image list

The Umbrellas by Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Cap d’Antibes 1888 by Claude Monet
Two Dancers on a Stage 1874 by Edgar Degas
Le Lac d’Annecy 1896 by Paul Cezanne
Sunflowers by Vincent van Gogh
Christ in the House of His Parents (The Carpenter’s Shop) 1849-50 by Sir John Everett Millais,
Beata Beatrix by Dante Gabriel Rosetti
Our English Coasts, 1852 (strayed Sheep) by William Holman Hunt
Home from Sea by Arthur Hughes
Chatterton 1855-6 by Henry Wallis

What our members say

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Renoir Thank you for sending the Renoir packs. I took these to our class of vision impaired persons and they enjoyed touching the pictures. Janine
Excellent descriptions As usual this album is presented with excellent descriptions and details of the works and the artists. Library Member
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