Victorian Painting - Aesthetes and Dreamers

There was a group of painters in Victorian times fascinated by classical themes. Alma-Tadema portrayed day-to-day life in ancient Greece and Rome, whereas Moore saw his paintings as color compositions for which a title would be inappropriate. GF Watts painted superb portraits of great figures of the day - and murky abstractions of his own favorite themes. All won great honors, but Lord Leighton was the first painter to become a peer. Christopher Wood guides the viewer through this school of Victorian painters.

 

Part of the series Painters to the People

 

Credits

Director of photography: Edwin Mickleburgh
Presenter/Writer: Christopher Wood
Original music: Ed Shearmur

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Catalog number #385

26 minutes Color

Age Range: 15 to Adult

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