"John Everett Millais - Giant of the Victorian Age" Exhibition

Bunkamura Museum of Art

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At the age of 11, John Everett Millais (1829-1896) became the youngest pupil ever to be admitted to the School of Royal Academy of Arts. However, he got soon tired of the classes and the outdated customs of the Academy, and in 1848 he founded the "Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood" with Dante Gabriel Rossetti and William Holman Hunt. Millais played a central role in this group, which caused a veritable artistic revolution in Britain. This exhibition brings together some of his most representative works, such as Ophelia and Christ in the House of His Parents, borrowed from Tate Britain and other important collections in and outside the United Kingdom. Ranging from oil paintings to sketches and from work he produced in his teens to paintings from the end of his life, it presents a full and comprehensive view of the artist's career, making this event the first real retrospective Millais exhibition in Japan.

[Image: "Ophelia" (1851-2), oil on canvas, from the Tate Collection]

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From 2008-08-30 To 2008-10-26

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Gary McLeod tablog review

I Can’t Help Falling in…

Why Japan’s first retrospective of the work of John Everett Millais at the Bunkamura Museum of Art is hard not to like.

ramarama: (2008-09-18 at 12:09)

自然を描かせれば、もう執拗に細かく描き、
画面がきらきらして「これぞミレイ、これぞラファエル前派!」
というような作品があるかと思えば、
子供を描かせれば、もうたまらなくかわいく描くし、
意外なことに風景画のコーナーまでありました......

http://ramarama.cocolog-nifty.com/ramarama/2008/09/john-everett-mi.html

ameg: (2008-10-08 at 09:10)

ミレイはすごく好きな画家でしたが、
この展覧会に行って彼のことをほとんど何も知らないと言うことに気づきました。
会期中にもう一度行けたら、と思います。
http://megplusart.jugem.jp/?eid=16

michael: (2008-10-18 at 21:10)

difficult to see because of big crowds
but his work was still grace and beautiful

[日本語]
http://michael-lady.blogspot.com/2008/10/millais.html

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