– Lizzie Siddal –


Lizzie-UK-jktDante Gabriel Rossetti: Beata Beatrix, ca 1864-70.

Currently reading “Lizzie Siddal: The Tragedy of a Pre-Raphaelite Supermodel” by Lucinda Hawksley, while “Blonde” by Joyce Carol Oates and Alain de Botton are in hiatus on the shelves.

I have always been fascinated by Lizzie’s beauty without knowing how and why, but I have a strong suspicions that she was being presented in the paintinga she modelled for as a figure of holiness and goddess-like. Therefore I bought the book to read more of her life, especially her difficulties to progress in society.

Her romance with Dante Rossetti was also a fascinating story too, the story reminded me how some actresses have the world who loved them, but the one person they wanted the love from had eyes on someone else and they could do nothing toward such as turning things around.

I shall read some more & let you know later about the book, but the author wrote with grace, words flow like water, helped people engaged with it.

P.s. Recently heard on B.Cu. found a new girlfriend with a name: Sophie Hunter. She was from a background that anyone would envy, I was happy he found someone, yet found it hard not to envy S.Hu’s background…


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