Destruction and reform (1520 – 1620): Elisabeth
painting, gold leaf, rescued religious statues of the brutallity of the
reform. Featured artist: Hans Holbein the younger, Marcus Gheeraerts,
Nicholas Hilliard and Isaac Oliver.
(2) Catherine Carey, Countess of Nottingham (Robert Peake el Viejo, c. 1597)
Revolution and Baroque ( 1620 – 1720): reviews the
courtesan painting at the reigns, portraits of the high class leaving
aside the solemnity of the previous period. Artists: Anthony van Dyck,
Peter Lely, Godfrey Kneller, James Thornhill and Jan Siberechts.
Society and satire (1720-1800): In this section we
can observe daily scenes, where the pieces have some irony. There is a
special section where you can see illustrations which tell moments of
street, explicit, worldly, own of the satirical columns that there are
in newspapers nowadays. Great precursors. Artists: Joshua Reynolds,
Thomas Gainsborough, Thomas Lawrence, James Gillray and Thomas
(3) Vauxhall Gardens, Joshua Reynolds
(4)Drunk Society, Mortimer
Landscapes of the mind (1760-1850): soft, huge,
realistic and little accurate landscapes. Styles and elements of a same
time intersect in this part of the exhibition. Very different, very
intense. Artists: John Constable, George Stubbs, Turner, James Barry,
Joseph Wright, William Blake and John Frederick Lewis, David Roberts.
Special detail to the pre-Raphaelite movement, so difficult to
detect by dedicating its tendency to something own of previous
centuries. Artists: John Everett Millais and William Holman Hunt.
(5) Joshua Commanding the Sun to Stand Still upon Gibeon, 1848 John Martin
Realism and reaction (1850-1900): My favorite
section. Brushing the perfection of the photo on occasions, in other
ones, small precursors of Impressionism as the delicious work of James
Abbott, which I couldn’t avoid to take it on a sheet format to my house. Artists: Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Frederic
Leighton and sculptures by George Frederic Watts and Alfred Gilbert.
(6) Nocturne: Blue and Silver – Cremome Lights 1872 James Abbott McNeil Whistler
Modernity and tradition (1900-1940): Breaking with
the guidelines by the beggins of the photography, are initiated in the
-isms through traditional, war scenes in this case, characteristic of
the war in the first half of the XIX century. Artists: Walter Richard
Sckert, Henry Lamb or Spencer Gore, Wyndham Lewis, Duncan Grant, David
Bomberg, Edward Wadsworth, Paul Nash or Edward Burra, Henri
Gaudier-Brzeska and Henry Moore.
(7) Escena de la guerra, Meredith Frampton
A Happy World (1945-1980): Masters of the second
half of the 20th century wrapped you in this last space dedicated to a
variety of modern movements including Pop art. Artists: Oil paintings by
Lucian Freud, R.B. Kitaj or Frank Auerbach, sculptures by Barbara
Hepworth, Reg Butler or Anthony Caro. In this final space shine
self-portraits of Francis Bacon and L.S. Lowry paintings.
(8) Portrait of Nick Wilder, 1966. David Hockney
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