His vision, our culture

Fans of William Holman Hunt are gearing up for the most high profile exhibition of his work in Canada to date.

The new show, Sin and Salvation: Holman Hunt and the Pre-Raphaelite Vision, is currently showing at the newly reopened Art Gallery of Ontario until until May 10th. And it’s already creating quite a buzz in art circles across the pond, as an article published this morning in the leading newspaper in Canada suggests.

A detailed account of William Holman Hunt’s work can be found in Carol Jacboi’s William Holman Hunt, Painter, Painting, Paint.

“A fascinating appraisal of Hunt’s work which superbly describes the artist’s work in its historical and biographical context. Jacobi’s analysis casts a great deal of light on the prejudices of earlier critics, she also usefully, assesses the artist’s originality in the light of recent scholarship on the cultural pillars of the nineteenth century The paintings reproduced here, in all their vivid frightfulness, suddenly seem all the more fascinating as a result of this captivating book.”
Timothy Brittain-Catlin, The Tablet

Thursday, 19 February 2009

Category: Art History, Cultural Studies 22 Comments.

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