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  1. John Everett Millais (Southampton, Reino Unido, 8 de junio de 1829 – Londres, 13 de agosto de 1896), fue un pintor e ilustrador inglés, destacado en el arte romántico, [1] miembro fundador de la Hermandad Prerrafaelita

  2. John Everett Millais by J. P. Mayall from Artists at Home, photogravure, published 1884, Department of Image Collections, National Gallery of Art Library, Washington, DC Illustrations [ edit ] Millais was also very successful as a book illustrator, notably for the works of Anthony Trollope and the poems of Tennyson .

    • British
    • Painting, drawing, printmaking
  3. John Everett Millais (Southampton, (Reino Unido), 8 de junio de 1829 – Londres, 13 de agosto de 1896), Pintor e ilustrador inglés, destacado en el arte romántico, miembro fundador de la Hermandad Prerrafaelita. Millais nació en Southampton, en el seno de una familia originaria de la Isla de Jersey.

    • British
    • Southampton, United Kingdom
  4. Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Baronet, PRA (/ˈmɪleɪ/; 8 June 1829 – 13 August 1896) was an English painter and illustrator who was one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. A child prodigy, at the age of eleven Millais became the youngest student to enter the Royal Academy Schools.

    • British
    • June 8, 1829
    • Southampton, United Kingdom
    • August 13, 1896
  5. John Everett Millais. Reino Unido, 1829–1896. Romanticismo. Pre-Rafaelitas. Destacado miembro de los prerafaelitas (esos jóvenes hartos del tipo de pintura que se exponía y se premiaba en la Royal Academy de Londres), Millais, además de poner la casa para el grupo, fue uno de sus mejores ejemplos estéticos.

  6. Summary of John Everett Millais Millais was a bona fide child genius who went on to gain both home and international recognition throughout his lifetime. With Dante Gabriel Rossetti and William Holman Hunt, he formed a group of painters that defied the established rules of academic painting in the early 19th century.

    • Childhood and Education
    • Early Training
    • Mature Period
    • Later Period
    • The Legacy of John Everett Millais

    The youngest of three siblings, John Everett Millais was born into a comfortable middle-class Military family. His father, John William Millais, was a keen "Sunday painter" and John, and his brother William, would become heirs to their father's love of art. Millais, who was home-schooled by his mother, Mary Emily Hodgkinson, enjoyed an idyllic childhood. Commenting on earlier biographical writings on Millais, the art historian Jason Rosenfeld observed that "there are many references to his early love of outdoor activities, whether it be fishing, hunting, walking, riding, playing cricket or swimming. This was to overcome a delicate constitution and a rail-thin figure, a physical characteristic often remarked upon by those who knew him before he was an adult". Millais's prodigious talent for art was fully embraced by his parents. Their unblinking faith in their nine year old son's ability saw the entire family relocate to London in 1838 where he could begin to study art seriously. Acc...

    Upon arrival in London, his mother presented her son to the president of the Royal Academy of Arts, Sir Martin Shee. Confronted with a nine-year-old boy, Shee quickly dismissed Mary by suggesting her son would be better served if he trained to sweep chimneys. She persisted, however, and once he saw examples of Millais's work he reversed his opinion. Millais was sent to begin his training at Henry Sass's Academy and was admitted on probation two years later to the Royal Academy. He became a full student in 1846, three years after receiving his first medal for distinction. His youth did not set him apart from his more mature fellows who were generally won over by his cheerful disposition and kind personality. According to Rosenfeld, indeed, "Millais became a favourite of the other pupils, lightly teased for his youth and diminutive size compared to the older students but generally adored".

    Despite his fine training, Millais would tire of what he felt were the narrow practices of the Old Masters and the heavy emphasis the Academy placed on the excellence of Renaissance artists, including, and forward of, Raphael. In 1848 he joined a clandestine group of seven young artists made up of fellow Academy students: Dante Gabriel Rosetti, William Holman Hunt, James Collinson, William Michael Rosetti, Frederic George Stephens, and Thomas Woolner. The group would go by the name of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. The Brotherhood strove for an exacting realism in paintings that drew thematic inspiration from religious, literary, and poetic sources, especially those dealing with the topic of love and death. For his part, Millais, painted many works in this style including one of his greatest masterpieces, Christ in the House of his Parents (The Carpenter's Shop)(1849-50) aged just 21. Tracing a lineage back the works of fifteenth-century "primitives" such as Stefan Lochner and Fra...

    The last decades of Millais's life were busy on a professional and a personal front. His acclaim at exhibitions, including the Exposition Universellein Paris in 1878, furthered still his reputation, but in his later years he focused almost exclusively on landscapes and portraiture. For his landscapes, Millais travelled to Scotland where he produced a total of twenty-one vistas, very often under difficult weather conditions. In a letter to his daughter Mary in 1876 he stated, "I could not feel my fingers, and gladly came in to a comfortable fire". While he had created portraits since his early years at the Academy, his mature portraits were rendered in a heavier impasto style which brought him renewed respect. However, it was not his exquisite technical skill so much as his personal manner that his sitters responded to. Fellow artist Louise Jopling, who Millais painted in 1879, said of the artist: he was "the soul of good nature, and entirely without vanity, either personal or about...

    Millais played a key role in modernizing art in nineteenth century Britain. As a founder member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood he was part of one of the most radical movements in the history of British art, forming, in the words of art historian Jason Rosenfeld, "a youthfully bold challenge to the staid nature of the Royal Academy and art in general in Britain". As part of their reaction to the negative impact of industrialization, the Pre-Raphaelites revival of medieval styles, stories, and methods of production had a profound influence on the development of the Arts and Crafts movement (itself a precursor to Art Nouveau and Art Deco) and its revival of handicrafts in design. Millais provided inspiration for many different artists, not least Vincent van Gogh who was influenced by his Scottish landscapes. In addition, the air of mystery with which he rendered many of his figures, and the ambiguous narratives in many of his paintings created after he moved away from the Pre-Raphae...

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