Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Desire & Sensuality

The Jacquemart-André Museum in Paris is showing Desire & Sensuality; Victorian masterpieces from the the Pérez Simón collection (CLICK). Over 50 paintings of the British Aesthetic Movement, created during the reign of Queen Victoria, are on display until 20 January 2014. The artists include Lawrence Alma Tadema, Edward Burne Jones, John William Godward, Frederick Goodall, Arthur Hughes, Talbot Hughes, Frederic Leighton, Edwin Long, John Everett Millais, Albert Moore, Henry Payne, Charles Edward Perugini, Edward John Poynter, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Emma Sandys, Simeon Solomon, John Strudwick, John William Waterhouse and William Clarke Wontner. Shown is Sir Edward John Poynter's Andromeda (1869) How did this lot end up in the hands of a collector in Mexico? Astute buying while Britain was ignoring its own heritage! This international show will visit Rome and Madrid before culminating its tour at the Leighton House Museum in London in autumn 2014. So we will have the chance to view some of our lost treasures.


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