Saturday, 30 August 2008

Out of Albion

Frederick Sandys - Red Rose and White (1867)I've seen some silly earrings in my time, but these take the biscuit: Red Rose and White (1867) by Frederick Sandys. The red rose looks faded, because this is a red and black chalk sketch on paper. It's one of the artworks in a new exhibition in the John N. Stern Galleries at the Allen Memorial Art Museum (AMAM) at Oberlin College, Ohio, USA. Out of Albion: British Art from the Allen Memorial Art Museum covers Brit. art from 13th-century illuminated manuscripts to monstrosities by Henry Moore. The artists include William Hogarth, William Blake, Henry Fuseli, William Morris, Sir Joshua Reynolds and J.M.W. Turner. The exhibition continues until 23 December (title link).


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