The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Friday, May 25, 2018

Victorian Visions - 19th Century Photography at the Lady Lever Art Gallery
'May Day' by JM Cameron. V&A Images/ Victoria and Albert Museum.

LIVERPOOL, UK.-An age of creativity, experimentation and romance is on display in Victorian Visions 19th century photography at the Lady Lever Art Gallery from 1 December to 16 March 2008.

The exhibition contains around 40 original photographs and offers a fascinating insight into the Victorian view of the world.

The images, from the V&A’s collection, include those by major names such as Julia Margaret Cameron, Lady Hawarden, Roger Fenton, Francis Frith, Robert Howlett and B.B. Turner.

National Museums Liverpool curators have selected images that complement the Lady Lever Art Gallery’s outstanding collection of Victorian art. The photographs provide interesting points of comparison to many of the paintings on display.

Sandra Penketh, head of the Lady Lever Art Gallery, said: ‘Some of these images record the Victorian world and people, others are more reminiscent of paintings. All of the images are incredibly beautiful and powerful. The achievement of these early photographers is quite amazing when you consider that the whole process was still experimental. It’s easy to forget the often arduous and time-consuming nature of photography in the Victorian period when you are faced with the sheer brilliance of these pictures’.

The exhibition is divided into five sections - early works, landscape, documentary, women photographers and portraits.

Highlights include:

Arresting photographs by female artists who did not allow the restrictions of Victorian society to prevent them staking out new perimeters in photography. Julia Margaret Cameron’s works echo the Lady Lever Art Gallery’s Pre-Raphaelite paintings in their romantic subject matter. Lady Hawarden’s intense photographs of female sitters, often her own daughters, make use of natural light, reflections and a careful choice of viewpoint and props.

B. B Turners’ and Fenton’s arresting landscapes that follow in the tradition of British landscape painting much loved by Lord Lever and represented in his collection.

A selection of carte de visite (small portrait photographs exchanged between friends and stuck into albums) of various eminent Victorians such as Charles Dickens and Liverpool-born Prime Minister William Gladstone.

Powerful documentary style images that record the desolation of the Crimea War, the groundbreaking nature of Victorian engineering, and the growth of the tourist industry.

A delightful selection of photographs of people enjoying the beach at Yarmouth Sands by Paul Martin. A trip to the coast was a popular leisure time for all sections of Victorian society. Martin’s images are a nostalgic reminder of traditional past times.

Today's News

November 6, 2007

Lush Shades of Gray Explored in Major Jasper Johns Exhibition at Art Institute

Miroslaw Balka at the Irish Museum of Modern Art

Victorian Visions - 19th Century Photography at the Lady Lever Art Gallery

Lineal Investigations: New Directions in Drawing

Jeff Wall: Exposure at Deutsche Guggenheim

9th Edition of the Tenerife International Photography Festival

The Expanded Painting Show in Miami

Anri Sala, A Second Look at Hauser & Wirth London

The Great Daedala at Contrasts Gallery

Khadim Ali, Rustam at Green Cardamom

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- New Rembrandt found after being bought at London auction

2.- Exhibition at Fotohof focuses on groups in society who are at risk of marginalisation

3.- John Brennan collection of Rock n Roll memorabilia offered at RR Auction

4.- A Bob Dylan guitar fetches $495,000 at auction

5.- Exhibition in San Francisco focuses on the latter half of René Magritte's career

6.- 'Mad' king Ludwig II of Bavaria lost gift to composer Richard Wagner gets rare show

7.- New Royal Academy of Arts opens in celebration of its 250th anniversary

8.- Researchers uncover Anne Frank's 'dirty jokes'in her diary

9.- New York art sales near $3 billion in two weeks as uber-rich hunt trophies

10.- Berlin's Ethnological Museum returns grave-plundered artefacts to Alaska

Related Stories

Important Judaica and Israeli & international art bring a combined $7.9 million at Sotheby's New York

Tunisia to auction ousted despot's treasures

Andy Warhol's Mao portraits excluded from the Beijing and Shanghai shows next year

China criticises French Qing dynasty seal auction

Christie's announces auction marking the first half century of the popular and luxurious interiors shop Guinevere

Nine new exhibits debut at San Diego International Airport

Rembrandt masterpiece "Portrait of Catrina Hooghsaet" back on display at National Museum Cardiff

Amber: 40-million-year-old fossilised tree resin is Baltic gold

Egyptian artist Iman Issa wins the Ist FHN Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona Award

The main chapel of the Basilica of Santa Croce open for visits after five year restoration

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful