Thursday, September 1, 2011

Pre-Raphaelite Pioneer - major Ford Madox Brown show heads to Manchester Art Gallery

Exhibition: Ford Madox Brown: Pre-Raphaelite Pioneer, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, September 24 2011 – January 29 2012


Hels said...


Just 10 mins before coming upstairs to check the blogasphere, I finished watching Jeremy Paxton's programme on tv, The Victorians. Would you believe that tonight's episode was about the booming cities, esp Manchester. And which building said it best in Manchester - the town hall of course.

He didn't say what Ford Madox Brown's 12 murals were specifically about; only that he had selected the hot themes for Victorian Manchester. And did it impressively.

Hermes said...

The murals are here Helen:

They are rather odd in subject matter, several having nothing to do with Manchester or twisting history a bit. Still they are magnificant - and unlike the Oxfod ones have lasted.

I liked the Paxman book and video but it was generally panned over here - in summary Paxman does the Victorians.