James Tissot: Fashion & Faith

A wonderful exhibit of rarely exhibited works by James Tissot is at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco until February 9, 2020.

Originally from France, Tissot settled in London at Whistler’s recommendation in 1871, where he made a successful career catering to the tastes of rich industrialists. His lover and muse, Kathleen Newton, figure prominently in the works of this time. After her untimely death he returned to France and continued his modern day subjects and later religious subjects.

The exhibit follows his early Medieval paintings and fashion portraits to his London Thames-themed works and finally his return to France and his Biblical scenes.

 

He was also influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites. Most notably by Millais’s (Spring) Apple Blossoms (right) which he echoed in his own Spring – Le Printemps (Left)

New Exhibitions – Updated

Victorian Radicals 

San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX (Oct 10, 2019 -Jan 05, 2020)
Yale Center for British Art, Connecticut (Feb. 13–May 10, 2020)
Nevada Museum of Art, Nevada (June 18–Sept. 13, 2020)
Frick Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Oct. 29, 2020–Jan. 24, 2021)
Museo de Arte de Ponce, Puerto Rico, (March 04, 2021-May 30, 2021)

 

Edward Burne-Jones – The Pre-Raphaelites and the North

Stockholm, Sweden – 14 September 2019 – 26 January 2020

Kode, Bergen, Norway – 05 February – 31 May 2020.

Rossetti, pre the Pre-Raphaelites

Wightwick Manor   4 March 2019– 24 December 2019

 

 

 

Pre-Raphaelite Sisters

17 October 2019 – 26 January 2020

This major exhibition is the first-ever to focus on the untold story of the women of Pre-Raphaelite art. 160 years after the first pictures were exhibited by the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in 1849, Pre-Raphaelite Sisters, explores the overlooked contribution of twelve women to the Pre-Raphaelite movement, including Evelyn de Morgan, Effie Millais (nee Gray), Elizabeth Siddal and Joanna Wells (nee Boyce), an artist whose work has been largely omitted from the history of the movement.

Beyond the Brotherhood: The Pre-Raphaelite Legacy Southampton

Southampton City Art Gallery from 18 October 2019 until 1 February 2020 then at the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth, from 21 February until 21 June 2020.

 

 

 

 

Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

Rossetti, pre the Pre-Raphaelites

4 March – 24 December 2019

Wightwick Manor was home to the Mander family (1887 – 1988) who filled it with their love for Victorian art and design, in particular Pre Raphaelite art collected in the mid-20th century at a time when it was deeply unfashionable. The house is filled with furniture and textiles from the Arts and Crafts movement along with some fine examples of paintings by leading Pre Raphaelite artists including Dante Gabriel Rossetti.

Now, thanks to a gift accepted in lieu of inheritance tax, 52 drawings by Rossetti from his early career have been acquired by the National Trust.

More than 20 of these pictures will be on display to the public for the first time, in a new exhibition in the Daisy Room which will explore the young Rossetti before he helped to establish the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, his interest in literature and his developing style. The exhibition is being funded from a legacy left to the National Trust from a friend of Lady Mander.

Victorian Radicals  JUN 13 – SEP 8 2019  SEATTLE ART MUSEUM

Rebellious artists and designers search for beauty in an age of industry in Victorian Radicals: From the Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts & Crafts Movement. These artists challenged the new industrial world and looked to the art of the past for inspiration, reasserting the value of the handmade over the dehumanizing sterility of mass production in 19th-century England. Victorian Radicals presents an unprecedented 150 paintings, drawings, sculptures, stained glass, jewelry, textiles, and decorative arts—many never before exhibited outside of the United Kingdom. See vibrant works by the major figures associated with the subversive Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and the later Arts & Crafts Movement.

Pre-Raphaelite Sisters

17 October 2019 – 26 January 2020

This major exhibition is the first-ever to focus on the untold story of the women of Pre-Raphaelite art. 160 years after the first pictures were exhibited by the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in 1849, Pre-Raphaelite Sisters, explores the overlooked contribution of twelve women to the Pre-Raphaelite movement, including Evelyn de Morgan, Effie Millais (nee Gray), Elizabeth Siddal and Joanna Wells (nee Boyce), an artist whose work has been largely omitted from the history of the movement.