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By Jessica Abrahams  

"Proserpine" by Hannah Habibi, a reconstruction of Rossetti's painting of the same name

“The Bridesmaid” by Hannah Habibi and Zarek Rahman, a reconstruction of Millais’ painting of the same name

 

At an exhibition recently organised by interfaith charity 3FF, the Three Faiths Forum, I came across the photographs above—reconstructions of iconic pre-Raphaelite paintings (Proserpine by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and The Bridesmaid by…

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