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A superstar visits

16 September 2010 by Dawn

Andrew is pictured with Burne Jones' Tree of Forgiveness

Andrew Lloyd Webber visited the Lady Lever Art Gallery and the Walker this week in pursuit of his passion for Victorian art. The man who brought us Evita, The Phantom of the Opera and a host of other hit shows that have filled theatres for decades, first called into Port Sunlight with the TV crew.

Art collector Andrew focused on The Scapegoat by Holman Hunt for the cameras and also paused by The Tree of Forgiveness by Burne-Jones. Next morning he was at the Walker where he talked about Lorenzo and Isabella by Millais. Read more…

October’s caption competition

1 October 2009 by Karen

Man in uniform hugs a woman

Millais’ ‘The Black Brunswicker’ from the Lady Lever Art Gallery collection.

Post a comment to tell us what you think the caption should be for this image. It’s ‘The Black Brunswicker’ by Millais (more on it and a larger image on our main site). The caption we think is funniest/quirkiest/most inventive wins this month’s prize which is a rather nice hardback book, ‘Women Artists In The 20th and 21st Century’. The book features Tracey Emin, Rachel Whiteread, Georgia O’Keeffe, Barbara Hepworth, Frieda Kahlo, Bridget Riley, Kara Walker and many, many more, and ties in nicely with the forthcoming exhibition, ‘The Rise of Women Artists’ which starts at the Walker on 23 October. Read more…

This week’s ‘Desperate Romantics’

14 August 2009 by Karen

painting of a goat in the desert

‘The Scapegoat’

If you caught this week’s episode of ‘Desperate Romantics’ you’ll already know that some of our Pre-Raphaelite paintings featured pretty heavily. There was the Lady Lever’s The Scapegoat looking resplendent; an imagined, in progress ‘Dante’s Dream’ from the Walker’s collection, and Millais’ ‘Bubbles’ which was the cause of much amusement to the TV Brotherhood.

If you didn’t catch the episode there’s always the BBC iplayer.

Desperate Romantics

22 July 2009 by Lisa

Painting of a goat in an icy landscape

‘The Scapegoat’ by William Holman Hunt

We like a bit of TV glamour here at National Museums Liverpool, so we’re pretty excited that one of our paintings is going to be featured on a new BBC program!

‘Desperate Romantics’ looks at the lives of the self-titled ‘Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood’, which was made up of the artists Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Holman Hunt and John Millais. We have paintings by all three artists in our collections – one of my personal favourites is ‘Dante’s Dream’ by Rossetti, which is at the Walker Art Gallery. Read more…

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