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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Millais, Sir John Everett 1829-1896. British painter and a founder of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (1848). His works include Christ in the Carpenter's Shop (1850) and Order of Release (1853).

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  • n. Englishman and Pre-Raphaelite painter (1829-1896)

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  • The Blind Girl (1856) by John Everett Millais is a work of art with a social conscience, or at least social sentiment.

    Victorian art, the sentimental poor – and Cameron's Britain

  • Millais is most famous for his Ophelia painting at the Tate Britain, inspired by Shakespeare's play Hamlet.

    November 2008

  • "Millais" is the artist's first-ever exhibition at Tate Britain, and the biggest ever of his work anywhere (140 items), with almost all the iconic works in every genre from landscape and portraits to narrative painting.

    Barcelona's Nouveau Niche

  • Millais, Hugh Geoffroy (December 23, 1929 – July 4, 2009) IMDB; Guardian obit; Telegraph obit; Times obit

    2009 – Deaths L-O « The Graveyard

  • The writer Emma Forrest once captured these songwriters' mingling of madness and tragedy, describing Kate Bush as "the singer-songwriter who conjures Millais's 1852 painting of Ophelia come to life, a beautiful young girl, singing to herself as she drowns, her pure, high, upper register both childlike and demented".

    Return of the wild she-wolves

  • It boasts arguably the most gorgeous opening minutes ever filmed, including images of Kirsten Dunst floating Ophelia-like among the lilies à la John Millais, standing with electric current streaming from her fingers, and dragging a bridal train weighed down with nets and debris -- an inspired metaphor for depression.

    Erica Abeel: Apocalypse: If Not Now, Maybe Next Week?

  • John Ruskin, if you remember, loved his wife, and he shot neither himself, nor her, nor Millais.

    The Kempton-Wace Letters

  • As we delight in Butterfield and Waterhouse, Pugin and Millais, Burne-Jones and Morris, are we ignoring some obscure subtlety in Lasdun, Seifert, Spence, Foster and Rogers?

    They saved our Victorian cities. Now they are demolishing my prejudices

  • She was old enough to marry Hamlet when she drowned, a scene immortalised by many artists including John Everett Millais, who almost killed his model, Lizzie Siddall, by leaving her lying for so long in a bath of cold water.

    The real Ophelia? 1569 coroner's report suggests Shakespeare link

  • My love of Millais and his contemporaries was, and is, due to the beautiful evocations of the classics and Shakespeare.

    Culture

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