Rossetti & the Pre-Raphaelites
Christina Rossetti grew to adulthood surrounded by numerous talented artists, poets and other intellectuals who were friends, connections or relations of the family. Although closely associated with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, Rossetti turned down the opportunity of being a member. The following ideas encourage students to investigate the Pre-Raphaelite principles of pursuing nature and the natural world as a stimulus for their work.
Key questions in this lesson:
- What was the context for Rossetti’s creative development?
- How was Rossetti involved with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood?
- Why is Rossetti’s poetry still popular today?