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Love and Death: Victorian Paintings from Tate

8 Sep 2012 – 13 Jan 2013

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Monday - Thursday 10am - 5pm, Friday 10.30am - 5pm, Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 12.30pm - 5pm

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Birmingham, United Kingdom

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Love and Death: Victorian Paintings from Tate

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This autumn eleven of the most spectacular paintings in the national collection come to Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.

This exclusive exhibition will display iconic paintings from Tate alongside related works fromà‚ Birmingham's own collection.à‚  The centrepiece will be John William Waterhouse's 'The Lady of Shalott' (1888), one of Tate's most famous and popular works, which rarely travels outsideà‚ London. It will be joined by two other paintings by Waterhouse: a rare opportunity to see this artist in Birmingham.

The exhibition also features classical paintings by the great 19th-century artists Frederic Leighton and Lawrence Alma-Tadema, revealing the Victorian fascination with re-imagining life inà‚ Greeceà‚ andà‚ Rome, from lovers' flirtations to dramatic martyrdom. Exploring themes of love, beauty, tragedy and death, these powerful and moving paintings will create a spectacular display.

Gallery 12 & 13. Free admission.

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