Posts tagged with 'british art'
31 July 2013 by Laura
To celebrate our new book, ‘Pre-Raphaelite Treasures at National Museums Liverpool’ we asked So Coco Rouge to create a makeover, inspired by the Pre-Raphaelite style! Sian-Louise Auld from the Liverpool beauty salon has given us some tips below on how you too can achieve this timeless look: Read more…
24 June 2013 by Louise
With ‘The Drawing of Edward Burne-Jones‘ now open at the Lady Lever Art Gallery Pre-Raphaelite art is some of the best loved around. Here at the museums, we’ve just published a new book, ‘Pre-Raphaelite Treasures at National Museums Liverpool‘. Written by Laura MacCulloch, the book gives a neat overview of the Pre-Raphaelite movement which began in 1848 and details some of the wonderful Pre-Raphaelite works in the National Museums Liverpool collection. Read more…
3 January 2013 by Karen
As January is synonymous with sales and spring cleaning we thought we’d kill two birds with one stone and have a bit of a clear out in our book warehouse. So if you fancy bagging yourself a bargain then check out the offers on our online shop.
It’s an eclectic selection and there are some great books, my personal favourites being ‘When Time Began to Rant and Rage…’ which is a fab book of Irish figurative work and totally worth a fiver, Age of Jazz: British Arts Deco Ceramics as I’m a sucker for a deco teaset, and British Watercolours and Drawings from the Lady Lever’s collection.
If you’ve still not got a John Moores catalogue then now is the time to buy one as they’re reduced to £7.50. And if you buy it from the Walker shop you get the John Moores China version for free. Read more…
1 November 2011 by Stephen
In the early 1950s we spent our holidays at Llandonna, Anglesey, and locals would describe seeing Liverpool burning 50 miles away across the sea during the Blitz.
Whenever I look at this spectacular painting I am reminded of the vivid stories and how even distant communities felt involved.
The Liverpool Blitz brought the Battle of the Atlantic home to everyone when German bombing raids cost thousands of lives and brought huge amounts of destruction.
Although the docks were the main targets, enormous damage was caused to city and residential areas on both sides of the River Mersey. Four thousand people were killed and a similar number seriously injured. Read more…
18 May 2011 by Alison Cornmell
Have you ever been worried about taking your little one to a gallery or museum in case they make noise? Well the Prams and pushchairs talk at the Walker Art Gallery could be for you.
Join our curator on Wednesday 25 May at 11am and explore our new gallery British Art 1880 to 1950 and bring your little one with you, because we know children make noise!
Places are limited so book your free place by calling 0151 478 4788. Read more…
8 April 2011 by Alison Cornmell
Our guest blogger Bethan Mackenzie visited the Walker Art Gallery recently to take a look at the newly opened permanent gallery of British art 1880-1950.
Are you a total art beginner and don’t know where to start? Do you have an interest in the subject and want to know more? Well the British Art 1880-1950 permanent exhibition is the place to be. Opened March 25th the new interactive gallery has something for everyone. I am that beginner, and I loved it. Read more…
21 March 2011 by Lisa
It’s a very exciting week this week as the newly refurbished room at the Walker Art Gallery, ‘British art 1880-1950’, is opening again on Friday. It will showcase pieces from our collections including works by LS Lowry and Lucian Freud, plus many works which have never been on display before!
I had a chat with our curator of British art, Laura MacCulloch, who told me more about what you can expect to see there:
Tell me about the different types of works which are being brought together in this room?
This work brings together paintings, sculptures and works on paper with furniture and ceramics all made between 1880 and 1950. It’s a really exciting period to explore as artists begin to break away from the traditional, Victorian ideas about art and experiment with styles, colours and techniques. It’s great to be able to show fine and decoratvie arts together because it shows how artists working in all media experimented.
How does this room differ from the more ‘standard’ rooms of paintings in the Walker?
We are aiming to give our visitors more of the context surrounding the art. Between 1880 and 1950 there were huge political and social upheavals brought on by two world wars and increasing industrialisation. We have created an interactive timeline which includes lots of information and images relating to key historical and art historical events. There is more information on the timeline than we could ever fit on a label. Read more…