Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Millais Donation

John Everett Millais - Dew-Drenched Furze (c.1890)This sparkling vista by John Everett Millais - Dew-Drenched Furze (c.1890) - went on display at Tate Britain today, generously donated by the artist's great-grandson, Geoffroy Millais. It's part of BP British Art Displays 1500 - 2008 marking the 190th anniversary of Sir Henry Tate's birth. Admission is free to these displays, which change regularly. They are all around the building, so you'll need to ask for directions to this gem. Tate Britain holds about 60 of Millais' paintings. A founder member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, he was one of our finest artists.


At 14/3/09, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And have you seen anything by contemporary artist Ruslan Korostenskij? I saw several of his works and was amazed as I have never seen anything so stunning and beautiful before. I now want to find more, but really don't know anything about the artist. Can anyone help out? Would be very grateful.Thanks.

At 14/3/09, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

The only Ruslan Korostenskij I can find on Google Images is a Lithuanian movie director. Maybe he's an artist too, or maybe you've come across some stills from his movies and the credits were in Lithuanian or whatever lingo Lithuanians speak. Anyone else know more?

At 21/4/09, Anonymous kim said...

Actually, here he is: I found it alongside several references to his paintings netwise. Could he be both a filmmaker and artist? I liked his paintings a lot. See them!

At 21/4/09, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Hi, Kim

Thanks for the info. I hope the person who asked the original question has a follow-up to this post.

The Ruslan Korostenskij you found certainly bases his art on some fine painters. Ivan Shishkin is my favourite landscape painter. Olga's Gallery (online) has a good collection of his works. Her Russian collection is the best I've found.

Movie director? It's possible. A number of movie directors sketch their own storyboards, so they know in advance how a scene should look. Somewhere on my blog is a storyboard drawing for a Wallace & Gromit movie. It's excellent. Try searching my blog for it.


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