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GALLERY 0 ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM, OXFORD ********************** Samuel Palmer (1805-1881) • 9 December 1997 - 15 February 1998 · The collection of works by Samuel Palmer in the Ashmolean Museum is the most important in the world. It is especially rich in the early paintings and drawings from his Shoreham period, notably the haunting self portrait and the unique group of six sepia drawings of 1826, which represent the 'visionary landscape' at its most profound. This display is intended to coincide with the publication of a new color handbook to the collection, and will also include representative examples of his later work, as well as some of the etchings, in which he sought to recapture the intensity of his early years. MANCHESTER CITY ART GALLERIES ************************* Pre-Raphaelite Women Artists • 22 November 1997 - 22 February 1998 · From richly colored portraits of Titian-haired femmes fatales to brilliant studies of sunlit nature, Pre-Raphaelite paintings are enduringly popular. Until now, however, the work of Pre-Raphaelite women artists has largely been ignored. As we approach the one hundredth and fiftieth anniversary of the origins of the Pre-Raphaelite movement City Art Galleries' major exhibition for 1997 aims to give women Pre-Raphaelite artists the showing they deserve. Sensitive portraits, sumptuous historical allegories and detailed landscapes exhibit all the hallmarks of the Pre-Raphaelite style — fidelity to nature, vivid colors, detailed brushwork and the iconic presentation of womanhood — whilst showing life from a distinctly female perspective. Many of the works are from private collections and most are on show for the first — and only — time this century. ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS, London ************************ Victorian Fairy Painting - Sackler Wing • 13 November 1997 - 8 February 1998 · From the mid-nineteenth century to the outbreak of the First World War, and particularly between 1840 and 1870, a craze for the supernatural and for fairy 298Victorian Review subjects took hold of painters, writers and musicians. This reflected a Shakespearean revival in the theatre, with a return to the original texts, developments in the romantic ballet, and a fashion for spiritualism and the "other world". This exhibition will examine this phenomenon, exploring the illustration of Shakespeare, and the invention of an imaginary fairy world in painting, literature, the theatre and music. It will include paintings, watercolors and book illustrations by Turner, Landseer and Richard Dadd, as well as lesser-known painters who specialized in the genre, such as John Anster Fitzgerald. TATE GALLERY, London ***************** The Age cfRossetti, Burne-Jones and Watts, Symbolism in Britain 1860-1910 • 16 October 1997 - 4 January 1998 · This revelatory exhibition reassesses some of the most popular and important artists from the period when the Tate Gallery opened, one hundred years ago. Major painters from this time are rediscovered for our generation, and the exhibition reveals the importance of British artists' work in the pan-European Symbolist movement Symbolism emerged in the 1860s, and transformed traditional subject matter with a new fascination for psychology, sexual fantasy, death and the world of dreams. Until recently it was seen as an essentially Continental and literary development but this exhibition shows the great influence on Symbolism of British artists and writers. The work of much-loved figures such as Rossetti, BurneJones and Aubrey Beardsley is displayed alongside examples of their European contemporaries Odilon Redon, Gustave Moreau, Fernand Khnopff and others. VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM, London *************************** Sketchbooks and Sketching in Britain 1750-1900 - Henry Cole Wing • 7 October 1997 - 12 April 1998 · The display looks at some of the Victoria and Albert's rich collection of artists' sketchbooks, alongside sketches on single leaves, examining the functions and materials of both, and the wide diversity of techniques and subject matter included in this period of British art. ...


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