Coming soon! Love and Death

This week I’ve been busy with preparations for our exhibition Love and Death: Victorian Paintings from Tate, which opens on 8 September. 

We’ll be showing the eleven loans alongside paintings, sculpture and works on paper from BMAG’s own collections.  The Museum is famous for its Pre-Raphaelites, but our works by other Victorian artists are much less well known.  The paintings from Tate will give us a context for showing important works from the collection by artists associated with Classicism, Aestheticism and Symbolism, including Albert Moore, Lawrence Alma-Tadema and Frederic Leighton. 

Here’s a sneak preview of one of the BMAG works selected for the exhibition: an exquisite pencil study by Leighton for the profile of the dead Romeo in The Reconciliation of the Montagues and Capulets over the Dead Bodies of Romeo and Juliet, dated 1854.    

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Look out for previews of more paintings and drawings in the show over the coming weeks.

Victoria Osborne, Curator (Fine Art)

 

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