05 mars 2009

"The Intimate Portrait" @ the British Museum

The Miniature, c.1780. Francis Wheatley. Black and red chalk with watercolour. © The Trustees of the British Museum LONDON.- The first ever major UK exhibition to examine a fascinating but relatively unknown aspect of British portraiture will open at the British Museum this spring. The Intimate Portrait will explore the period between the 1730s and the 1830s – the heyday of British portraiture – when some of the country’s greatest artists produced beautifully worked portraits in pencil, chalks, watercolours and pastels that... [Lire la suite]