時間：10.00～17.40 (last admission 17.00)
> Ophelia will be included in the Tate Britain Millais exhibition
> from 26 September 2007-13 January 2008. The exhibition travels to
> Amsterdam and Japan. Use this site to find out everything
> you’ve ever wanted to know about the most popular painting at Tate Britain.
> Ophelia was part of the original Henry Tate Gift in 1894 and
> remains one of the most popular Pre-Raphaelite works in the Tate’s collection.
> Shakespeare was a frequent source of inspiration for Victorian painters.
> Millais’s image of the tragic death of Ophelia,
> as she falls into the stream and drowns,
> is one of the best-known illustrations from Shakespeare’s play Hamlet.
> John Everett Millais, William Holman Hunt and Dante Gabriel Rossetti
> were the founding members of a group of artists called the Pre-Raphaelites
> formed in 1848. They rejected the art of the Renaissance in favour of
> art before Raphael, Michelangelo and Leonardo (15-16 centuries).
> The Pre-Raphaelites focused on serious and significant subjects
> and were best known for painting subjects from modern life and
> literature often using historical costumes.
> They painted directly from nature itself, as truthfully as possible and
> with incredible attention to detail. They were inspired by the advice
> of John Ruskin, the English critic and art theorist in Modern Painters (1843-60).
> He encouraged artists to ‘go to Nature
> in all singleness of heart.rejecting nothing,
> selecting nothing, and scorning nothing.’
> The Pre-Raphaelites developed techniques to exploit
> the luminosity of pure colour and define forms
> in their quest for achieving ‘truth to nature’.
> They strongly believed that respectable divine art could
> only be achieved if the artist focused on the truth
> and what was real in the natural world.
宮崎駿 創作の秘密 NHK プロフェッショナル仕事の流儀 (sakana no makimono) [Link]
Tate | Work In Focus: Millais’s Ophelia [Link]
CGFA- Millais: Ophelia [Link]
j0hn’s fotolife – Millais – Ophelia [Link]