Society of French Artists, second notice
|Topic||Society of French Artists, second notice|
|Standards||PRB aesthetic standards|
|Notes||Tadema reference x 3 members Cheyne Walk circle.|
75 May 29 Academy
Society of French Artists.
Rossetti, William M. "The Society of French Artists." Academy (May 29, 1875): 160. Web. 21 Sept. 2011.
This review is typical of Rossetti's more favorable consideration of non-Academy art, with a distinct appreciation for artwork produced by non-Academicians mostly aligned with Pre-Raphaelite movement principles. Also, several Cheyne Walk associates are considered favorably
Rossetti mentions his previous commentary on the successful paintings of Alphonse Legros, a frequent visitor to Cheyne Walk, then offers commentary about the superior works of Fortuny and Munkscsy (Reminiscences 2:322). The latter, Rossetti states, paints in the "ugly style" of forceful, truthful, and artistic, yet brutal painting.
After discussing Leys, he mentions several landscapes from Mr. Alma-Tadema, his wife, and his sister-in-law, all favorably, both being listed among Rossetti's circle of Cheyne Walk associates (Reminiscences 2:323).
Standards of Judgment:
Rhetoric and tone:
Rossetti, William Michael. Some Reminiscences of William Michael Rossetti. Vol. 2. New York: Charles Scribner, 1906. Print.