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Famous Arts In The Victorian Era
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Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Famous artist from 1828-1882
He was painting in oils with water-color brushes
After heavily criticized, Rossetti turned to watercolors, which could be sold privately
Around 1860, Rossetti returned to oil painting, abandoning the dense medieval compositions of the 1850s in favour of powerful close-up images of women in flat pictorial spaces characterised by dense colour.
Famous Painters Of Victorian Era
*William Holman Hunt
*Ford Madox Brown
*Dante Gabriel Rossetti
William Holman Hunt
Famous Painter from 1827-1910.
His paintings were notable for their great attention to detail, vivid color and elaborate symbolism
He was always keen to maximize the popular appeal and public visibility of his works
For Hunt it was the duty of the artist to reveal the correspondence between sign and fact
Famous artist from 1821-1893
His most important piece, Work, attempted to depict the totality of the mid-Victorian social experience in a single image
Each character represents a particular social class and role in the modern urban environment.
Ford Madox Brown
*Sir Albert Gilbert
Famous Artist:Charles Dickens
Most famous Victorian novelist
Dickens is still one of the most popular and read authors of that time period
Dickens worked diligently and prolifically to produce the entertaining writing that the public wanted, but also to offer commentary on social problems and the plight of the poor and oppressed.
His most important works include Oliver Twist
Many of his pieces are focused on subjects of love, death, and the spiritual.
Gilbert looked to show emotion through his sculptures. He also sought to show them in a less glorified light.
Most of his sculptures depicted popular mythological scenes.
Sir Albert Gilbert
Known for his prestige and influence on British art.
Many of Woolner's sculptures were medallions
Woolner's were among the most famous medallions
Dickens' great rival in the first half of Queen Victoria's reign
Tended to depict a more middle class society
He is best known for his novel Vanity Fair