Manchester Art Gallery

I would recommend a visit to the Art Gallery in Manchester. What made an impression on me was their choice of painting from the Pre-Raphaelite period from the mid 1800. The movement was a reaction against art using the Greek mythology and they wanted to show life as it was as well as using many biblical motives and themes from literature.

Inside the Manchester Art museum

Inside the Manchester Art museum

The art gallery is completely free as many other museums in England seem to be.

"Ophelia" painted by Arthur Huges when he was only 19 years old in 1852

“Ophelia” painted by Arthur Huges when he was only 19 years old in 1852

 

"Astarte Syrica" by Rossetti in 1877

“Astarte Syrica” by Rossetti in 1877

"Joli Coeur"by Rossetti in 1867

“Joli Coeur”by Rossetti in 1867

"The Good Shepard" by William Dyce in 1856

“The Good Shepard” by William Dyce in 1856

"The Bower Meadow" by Rossetti 1850-72

“The Bower Meadow” by
Rossetti 1850-72

Joshia Wedgewood's famous Portland vase at the Manchester Art GalleryAll photos are mine from the visit in June 2015

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