Lovers of Victorian painting and watercolor will be tickled pink to learn about this monumental exhibition just opened at an esteemed gallery. Among the highlights are works by Frederic Leighton, Lawrence Alma-Tadema, and Edward John Poynter. Enough said?
More than 60 stunning Victorian paintings and watercolors by many of the period’s most accomplished artists are currently on view at the Walker Gallery in Liverpool, England. Titled “Victorian Treasures,” the exhibition delves into a period marked by important change “in the way people used and viewed art,” the gallery writes. “Painters focused on the imagination of the spectator and began exploring new, challenging subjects. They explored the fundamentals of human existence and painted emotional scenes inspired by legend and mythology. Artists were also interested in classification, documentation, and enlightenment and freely experimented with new ways of representing the physical world.”
Along with the aforementioned, other artists featured in the show include Pre-Raphaelite masters John Everett Millais, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and William Holman Hunt. “Victorian Treasures” opened on January 27 and will be on view through May 7. To learn more, visit the Walker Art Gallery.
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