Sunday, November 8, 2015
Poetry in Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelite Art of Marie Spartali Stillman Exhibit at Delaware Art Museum (US)
Delaware Art Museum exhibit entry room
I will be attending the only U.S. museum exhibit for one of the most forgotten and possibly still unknown female artists of the nineteenth-century, Marie Spartali Stillman (1844–1927). Some museum exhibit details: Poetry in Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelite Art of Marie Spartali Stillman runs from November 7,2015 - January 31,2016,Delaware Art Museum, located in Wilmington, Delaware. It is about two anda half hours outside of New York City by public transportation. Just to give you an idea of the location.
Marie Stillman (nee Spartali) by unknown photographer, snapshot print, circa 1921, NPG
Marie Spartali Stillman (1844–1927) was one of a small number of professional female artists working in the second half of the 19th century. She was an important presence in the Victorian art world of her time and closely affiliated with members of the Pre-Raphaelite circle. Poetry in Beauty, the first retrospective of Spartali Stillman’s work, will showcase approximately 50 works by the artist. Spartali Stillman’s style reflects her British Pre-Raphaelite training as well as the influence of Renaissance art, derived from the many years she lived and worked in Italy. Works from public and private collections in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada, many of which have not been exhibited since Spartali Stillman’s lifetime, will also be on view.
Marie Stillman (nee Spartali) by unknown photographer, snapshot print, undated, NPG
Poetry in Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelite Art of Marie Spartali Stillman is co-curated by Margaretta Frederick, Chief Curator and Annette Woolard-Provine Curator of the Delaware Art Museum’s Bancroft Collection of Pre-Raphaelite Art, and Pre-Raphaelite scholar Jan Marsh. The Delaware Art Museum is the only United States venue for this landmark exhibition. It will travel, in reduced format, to the Watts Gallery, Compton, Guildford, England, where it will be on view March 1 – June 5, 2016. (Delaware Art Museum)
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