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Knowing the stories behind the subjects of paintings gives us a more well-rounded appreciation for them. This website does not attempt to present critical analyses of the paintings, but instead attempts to reveal the stories that inspired them through the use of story-telling and poetry.

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Image and text use
The images on these pages were either scanned from texts or downloaded from other sites. Because of the age of many of the paintings, most are part of the public domain. In keeping with this fact, and the mood of the Internet being a place to find great free information and entertainment, please feel free to download and use any of the paintings featured here. However, the Pre-Raphaelite Passion title that is incorporated into the painting on the front page belongs to Nouveaunet. If you would like a copy of the painting, you can find it here. The text on this site is all original research and is not available for reproduction without permission from the author.

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Site Map

  1. Home
  2. Artists' Biographies
  3. Image Presentation by Subject
    1. Medieval & Arthurian
      1. Page 1 - The Lady of Shallot, 3 paintings
        1. The Lady of Shallot by Alfred Lord Tennyson, full text
      2. Page 2 - Miscellaneous, 3 Paintings
      3. Page 3 - Sleeping Beauty, 3 Paintings
    2. Nature
      1. Page 1 - 6 paintings
    3. Love
      1. Page 1 - 3 paintings featuring Alma-Tadema
      2. Page 2 - 4 paintings
    4. Supernatural
      1. Page 1 - La Belle Dame Sans Merci, 3 paintings
        1. La Belle Dame Sans Merci by John Keats, full text
      2. Page 2 - Miranda, from The Tempest and 2 other paintings
      3. Page 3 - 6 paintings
    5. Daily Life
      1. Page 1 - 3 paintings
    6. Mythology
      1. Page 1 - The myth of Psyche, 4 paintings
      2. Page 2 - Sirens, 3 paintings
      3. Page 3 - Water Nymphs and Mermaids, 5 paintings
      4. Page 4 - Clytie, Echo and Narcissus, Circe, and Helen, 4 paintings
      5. Page 5 - Venus and Adonis, Flora, Nausicaa, and Proserpine
        1. The Garden of Proserpine by Algernon Charles Swinburne, full text
      6. Victorian Morality
        1. Page 1 - 3 paintings
        2. Page 2 - 2 paintings
      7. Various
        1. Page 1 - Ophelia, 3 paintings
        2. Page 2 - Lady Godiva, The Blessed Damozel, and others, 4 paintings
          1. The Blessed Damozel by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, full text
        3. Page 3 - Lilith, and others, 3 paintings
        4. Page 4 - Veronica Veronese and Sea Spell, 2 paintings
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