The Pre-Raphaelites, earlier known as the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, were a society of English artists with an incredible wealth of talent. Their name was a reference to their rejection of the Renaissance master Raphael and the immensely popular classical, elegant poses that had come to be fashionable. Instead, they included abundant colour and detail in their works, leading their movement to become an integral and controversial part of art history, which is explored in this beautifully illustrated new book.
Gordon first met the tentacle-faced one back in the late sixties when R’lyeh erupted through the floorboards of his bedroom in Scotland during one of its brief moments in the sun. Or rather, he thought it did, but it was just a nightmare after reading a book of H.P. Lovecraft stories. He’s been having nightmares again writing this book and re-visiting some scary moments from his teenage years. When he’s not writing about extra-dimensional beings and hiding beneath the blankets, he scribbles books on a variety of subjects, from art to travel and history to humour.
Publisher: Flame Tree Illustrated (January 23, 2016)