“Toward Modernity: Three Centuries of British Art is an exhibition showing in an all-round manner the process of art development in Britain since the mid-18th century. It will include examples of different genres of painting and drawing, from the grand tradition of history and religious subjects, to portraiture and landscape, to paintings and drawings which will offer glimpses of the actualities of everyday life for Britons of every kind and which form a kind of artistic vernacular. It will take account of the polarities of the avant-garde and an art produced for an establishment, by including works that represent an artistic mainstream and others that demonstrate a rejection of convention.
The 80 precious artworks of oil paintings, drawings, watercolors and sculptures, which will be displayed in six sections, i.e., Britons, Observing the Scene, Observing the Setting, Telling Stories, Poetic Imaginings, and Modernism, will provide a panorama of the British society in those extraordinary ages by virtue of the eyes of artists. Works by prominent figures in the British history of art such as William Hogarth, John Constable, William Turner, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Edward Burne Jones, Stanley Spencer, Henry Spencer Moore and Lucian Freud will show the great artistic talent and creative techniques of generations of British artists.”
Graded Objects: 80 Pieces(Set)
Availability: 01 Jan 2017--31 Dec 2017