'Pre-Raphaelites:  Victorian Avant Garde'

Jan 22, 2014

'Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant Garde'

by Hanna Lange

In London, 1848, a group of young pioneering artists began to shake the mid-19th-century British art world by combining rebellion and revivalism with scientific precision and the imagination. They took inspiration from early Renaissance painting and willfully challenged artistic conventions, calling themselves the Pre-Raphaelite ...

Turner: Steering art toward Impressionism

Oct 30, 2013

Turner: Steering art toward Impressionism

by C.B. Liddell

One of the most impressive paintings at the “Turner from the Tate” exhibition now on at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum is “Spithead: Two Captured Danish Ships Entering Portsmouth Harbour” (1808). In some ways it is a run-of-the-mill, realist sea painting of the type ...