Dolce far niente by John William Godward (Sweet Nothings), Oil on canvas

Dolce far niente by John William Godward (Sweet Nothings), Oil on canvas

A Tryst, John William Godward . To the Pre-Raphaelites, according to William Michael Rossetti, "sloshy" meant "anything lax or scamped in the process of painting ... and hence ... any thing or person of a commonplace or conventional kind".[1] In contrast, the brotherhood wanted a return to the abundant detail, intense colours and complex compositions of Quattrocento Italian art.

A Tryst, John William Godward . To the Pre-Raphaelites, according to William Michael Rossetti, "sloshy" meant "anything lax or scamped in the process of painting ... and hence ... any thing or person of a commonplace or conventional kind".[1] In contrast, the brotherhood wanted a return to the abundant detail, intense colours and complex compositions of Quattrocento Italian art.

John William Godward (1861–1922). A Priestess (I need a really cool house with this color scheme so I can have this on my wall)

John William Godward (1861–1922). A Priestess (I need a really cool house with this color scheme so I can have this on my wall)

Memories | John William Godward

Memories | John William Godward

Beauty in a Marble Room (detail), 1894, by John William Godward (British, 1861–1922)

Beauty in a Marble Room (detail), 1894, by John William Godward (British, 1861–1922)

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