Dante Gabriel Rossetti's 'Beata Beatrix'

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Dante Gabriel Rossetti is an artist, who has hugely influenced the world’s history of art, depicting in his painting “Beata Beatrix” the issue topical both to him and the time he was living in. He questions the way the love was chanted by his predecessors and clearly states, “the love is what moves the sun and the light”. This paper will provide the analysis of the most quintessential painting of Rossetti, with the regards to its hidden symbolism and historico-cultural meaning.

The multi-talented, temperamental like the Italian and dreamy like the English, Rossetti, being 18-year-old, became the head of "Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood", the members of which were inherently romantic. Together with William Holman Hunt, Millais, noticing blind imitation
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It is known that the artist saw a direct connection between their "ideal" love with Elizabeth and Dante 's love for Beatrice. The painting "Beata Beatrix", written by Rossetti after the death of his wife, was the last in which he portrayed her in the image of Beatrice. The painter himself said that he wanted to show here the death "as ecstasy or sudden spiritual transformation." Look at the face of Beatrice. Her eyes are closed — she already sees a picture of another world. Her red-gold hair is illuminated by the sun, creating a halo around her…show more content…
Light falls so that the viewer becomes clear - a person beloved Dante turned to the light source, and her hands take it as a blessing. From the point of view of color and composition of the picture is very simple - it is not so much admires as mesmerizing.

Blurred outlines are unusual for paintings of Rossetti. In this case, they are designed to emphasize the mysticism of the plot, it 's uncertain situation Elizabeth Beatrice between life and death. Nebula image may reflect Rossetti interest in spiritualism, which he addressed to establish a connection with the soul of his dead wife. In the Victorian era spiritualism it was at the height of fashion - not just a paranormal phenomenon, and even some form of religion that trusts the same as the Rossetti sufferers who want to talk again with irrevocably departed relatives.

Image of Beatrice Portinari gained cult status - before readers are more engaged and hellish tortures sinners in the first part of the "Divine Comedy" and to the beloved so they did not

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