Elizabeth Siddal: Beyond Ophelia

Long, high noses, and plump, rounded lips. Curled, lush hair and long, sensuous necks. Gowns folding over themselves, loose and ethereal in decadent Arthurian and Grecian scenes. Striking, a demanding kind of beauty. These were the divine muses — women both commanding and ethereal — of the Pre-Raphaelite painters — women embodying goddesses, saints, legends.Continue reading “Elizabeth Siddal: Beyond Ophelia”