The Getty Center
Date: Sunday, July 31, 2011
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Getty Center, Museum Lecture Hall
Past Event

Portrait of Elizabeth Siddal Resting, Holding a Parasol / Rossetti
 
One might expect the world of British watercolor artists in the 1800s to reflect a certain genteel refinement. But the realities of war, poverty, disease, premature death and added suicide, obsession, exhumation, and indecency (for good measure) provided a startling backdrop to the extraordinary creativity of the age. Julian Brooks, associate curator, Department of Drawings, the J. Paul Getty Museum, investigates some of the stories and characters of the period and looks at artists who pushed the boundaries of watercolor and drawing, including Joseph Mallord William Turner, Thomas Girtin, Edward Lear, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and Aubrey Beardsley. Complements the exhibition Luminous Paper: British Watercolors and Drawings


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