18 novembre 2019

Troy: Myth & Reality at British Museum, London

Terracotta face pot from Troy, c. 2550–1750 BC, Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte. Photograph © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte, Photo: Claudia Plamp. LONDON - The British Museum announces its major exhibition for Autumn 2019. The BP exhibition Troy: myth and reality will be the first major Troy exhibition in the UK. It will reveal the lasting legacy of stories from the Trojan War, first told by early poets such as Homer and Virgil and retold and reinterpreted right up to the present day. The show... [Lire la suite]

15 juin 2019

Wide-ranging exhibition reveals how three generations of artists revolutionized the arts in Britain

Beauty and the Beast, 1904, John Dickson Batten, British, 1860–1932, tempera on canvas, 30 1/2 × 26 in., Lent by Birmingham Museums Trust on behalf of Birmingham City Council, Presented by the John Feeney Bequest Fund, 1936P322, © Birmingham Museums Trust, Courtesy American Federation of Arts. SEATTLE, WA.- The Seattle Art Museum presents Victorian Radicals: From the Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts & Crafts Movement (June 13–September 8, 2019), exploring how three generations of rebellious British artists, designers, and... [Lire la suite]
08 décembre 2018

'Victorian Radicals' Traveling Exhibition Begins Multiyear U.S. Museum Tour

Kate Bunce, Musica, ca. 1895–97. Oil on canvas, 40 3/16 x 30 3/16 x 1 3/4 in., Birmingham Museums Trust (1897P17). © Birmingham Museums Trust. An unprecedented selection of paintings, works on paper, and decorative arts—many never shown outside the UK—by three generations of revolutionary British artists and designers.  On view now through January 6, 2019, at Oklahoma City Museum of Art, and then traveling to 7 other U.S. museums through 2021. In the second half of the nineteenth century, three generations of... [Lire la suite]
23 juin 2018

Exhibition at The Laing Art Gallery explores the garden as a "stage" for the extraordinary

Simeon Solomon (1840-1905), Sappho and Erinna in a Garden at Myteline, 1864. Watercolour on paper, 330 x 381mm © Tate, London 2018. NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE.- The Laing Art Gallery’s new exhibition, The Enchanted Garden, explores the garden as a ‘stage’ for the extraordinary, the magical, the atmospheric and the nostalgic and casts new light on the work of the our best-loved artists. From the Pre-Raphaelites and French Impressionists to the Bloomsbury Group and 20th century abstraction, artists have taken inspiration directly... [Lire la suite]
21 février 2012

"The Cult of Beauty: The Victorian Avant-Garde, 1860–1900" @ the Legion of Hono

   Frederic Leighton, Pavonia, 1858–9, oil on canvas. Private collection   SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- The Cult of Beauty: The Victorian Avant-Garde, 1860–1900, on view at the Legion of Honor, is the first major exhibition to explore the unconventional creativity of the British Aesthetic Movement, tracing its evolution from a small circle of progressive artists and poets, through the achievements of innovative painters and architects, to its broad impact on fashion and the middle-class home. Over 180 superb... [Lire la suite]
18 novembre 2010

Previously Unseen Work by Dante Gabriel Rossetti to Be Shown in Birmingham

Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Mnemosyne, 1876. © Private collection c/o Christie's Images Ltd., 2010. BIRMINGHAM.- A previously unseen work by Dante Gabriel Rossetti is to go on show for the first time Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, The Poetry of Drawing, opening 29 January 2011. Rossetti’s brooding Mnemosyne (1876, private collection) is a striking large-scale pastel drawing depicting Jane Morris, wife of the designer William Morris and Rossetti’s most important muse in the last decade of his life. The drawing remained in... [Lire la suite]
26 juin 2010

Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Bt., A.R.A., R.W.S. (1833-1898) Portrait head of Kate Dolan, in profile to right

Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Bt., A.R.A., R.W.S. (1833-1898) Portrait head of Kate Dolan, in profile to right. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 signed with initials and dated '1890' (lower left) pencil, black, white and red chalk on tinted tuscan red paper; 10 3/8 x 9 7/8 in. (25.9 x 24.9 cm.) Estimate £30,000 - £50,000  Price Realized £32,450 Literature: B. Harrison & B. Waters, Burne-Jones, 1973, pl. 249. Exhibited: Springfield, 1988, no. 41.Springfield, 1993. Notes: Although little is known about her,... [Lire la suite]
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06 juillet 2009

'Sleeping Beauty, Victorian paintings from the Museo de Arte de Ponce' @ the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

Edward Burne-Jones, The Last Sleep of Arthur in Avalon, started in 1881. The massive painting measures 279 cm x 650 cm. (Detail) THE HAGUE.- Flaming June, the glorious canvas painted by Frederic Leighton (1830-1896) in around 1895, and five fabulous pictures by Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898) are the highlights of an extraordinary exhibition at the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag from 4 July to 20 September 2009. These masterpieces of Victorian art come from the collection of the Museo de Arte de Ponce in Puerto Rico and have never... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2009

"The Sleeping Beauty. Victorian Painting from the Museo de Arte, Ponce" @ the Museo del Prado

Edward Coley Burne-Jones, The Prince enters the Forest. Oil on canvas, 60 x 127.5 cm. Museo de Arte de Ponce, Fundación Luis A. Ferré, Inc. Ponce, Puerto Rico MADRID.- For the first time in Spain the Museo del Prado is presenting a selection of 19th-century English paintings from the Museo de Arte in Ponce. Entitled The Sleeping Beauty. Victorian Painting from the Museo de Arte, Ponce, the exhibition offers the visiting public a unique opportunity to see works of the stature of Flaming June by Frederic, Lord Leighton and Edward... [Lire la suite]