The Victorian era saw a wealth of creativity in Britain. This 114-page exhibition catalogue explores how and why Victorian artists used drawings and watercolors in their art. Many artists of the period, especially the Pre-Raphaelites took their subjects from literature, particularly the works of Shakespeare and the Romantic poets, British history and legends. Other artists turned to modern life and their domestic surroundings for inspiration. Landscape painters meanwhile looked to the more familiar countryside as opposed to seeking out sublime scenes from nature at its most dramatic as the previous generation of landscape artists had done.
Author Bethany McIntyre