Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Poetry of drawing exhibition #1

[Guests at the opening of a new exhibition "The Poetry Of Drawing " at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery,
the sole UK venue for the most comprehensive survey of Pre-Raphaelite drawings and watercolours ever staged.
The Poetry of Drawing brings together works from Birmingham’s world-class collections of Pre-Raphaelite and later nineteenth-century art, some of them rarely seen, alongside key loans from public and private lenders.
The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, a group of radical young artists who banded together in London in 1848, revolutionised British art. This exhibition explores the vital role played by drawing and design in the work of the Brotherhood, their associates and followers. It includes watercolours as well as works in pen and ink and pencil, and stained glass, textiles and ceramics alongside their original designs. Through the portraits and caricatures the artists made of one another and often exchanged as gifts, the drawings also provide an insight into the Pre-Raphaelites’ relationships with their fellow artists, friends and lovers.
The exhibition runs until 15 May 2011]

These great pictures are from the Birmingham Culture's photostream

[John Everett Millais' "Ophelia: Compositional Study]

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