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RESEARCH BritLit Paper - I. II. Intro Pre-raphaelite...

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I. Intro - II. Pre-raphaelite ideologies III. Visual - Absinthe (main focus); discuss points pertaining to composition, subject matter, symbolism, technique, etc. as was common with pre-Raphaelite artists, a great deal of artistic inspiration spawned from literature—especially literature penned by other pre-Raphaelite contemporaries. La belle dame sans merci ; the blessed damozel IV. Literary A great deal of nineteenth century literature was heavily fueled by substance experimentation. - Confessions of an opium eater -Sherlock holmes V. Poem - Kubla Khan VI. conclusion 1. LITERATURE The possibility of drug use Many people have interpreted the encounters and events in the Alice books as hallucinations , usually noting the drinking of tea, consumption of mushrooms and the hookah smoking caterpillar, as references to psychedelic substances . The suggestion of drug use made him extremely
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popular to the counterculture of the 1960s, often being utilised by drug users as a positive way of showing the mainstream that one of their most famous and highly regarded writers also used these forbidden substances. However, there is no evidence that he ever used drugs. It is true that the standard domestic painkiller of the time, laudanum , was in fact a tincture of opium and could produce a "high" if used in a large enough dose [19] and that Dodgson, most historians would agree, probably used it from time to time. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewis_Carroll#The_possibility_of_drug_use 2. The Pre- Raphaelites The Pre-Raphaelite paintings that can be seen at National Museums Liverpool venues are among the best in the world. Liverpool was the only provincial town to have its own school of Pre-Raphaelite artists ( The Liverpool Academy ). Merchants and industrialists in the area often added Pre-Raphaelite pictures to their own collections and several of these have, over the years, found their way into public galleries. In this special feature you can take a closer look at some of the works in our collections. Each painting is examined in detail, in particular looking at the following areas: subject matter Pre-Raphaelite paintings are often about serious or religious subjects symbolism many Pre-Raphaelite paintings contain visual symbols technique Pre-Raphaelite painters often used bright, clear colours and small detailed
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brushwork with paint put onto a wet white 'ground'. Landscape painting was often done out-of-doors with and concerned with 'truth to nature' literary links the painters' inspiration often came from literature http://images.google.com/imgres? imgurl=http://preraphaelitesisterhood.com/wp- rhood.com/%3Fcat %3D20%26ndsp%3D20%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dsafari %26rls%3Den%26sa%3DN DRUG USE IN THE 19TH CENTURY
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