Event: VICTORIAN EXODUS: VISUALISING THE OLD TESTAMENT IN THE DALZIEL’S BIBLE GALL.
Organizer: PAUL MELLON CENTRE.
Speakers: Maddie Boden.
Date: Oct 15th 1:00pm UK Time. Equivalent times:
Americas - PT: Oct 15th 5:00am | ET: Oct 15th 8:00am.
Europe - UK: Oct 15th 1:00pm | CET: Oct 15th 2:00pm.
APAC - CST/HKT/SGT: Oct 15th 8:00pm | AET: Oct 15th 11:00pm.
"Although incomplete, twenty years overdue and a commercial flop, the Dalziels’ Bible Gallery (1881) remains one of the most significant compendiums of Victorian art made by a cross-section of the period’s important artists. During its conception in the 1860s, engraver-brothers Thomas and George Dalziel envisioned a publication so visually striking it would be an evangelising tool, as William Holman Hunt’s Light of the World (1851-3) had proved to be in the previous decade. However, rather than the story of Christ, which had come to dominate religious painting in Britain and mass produced illustrated Bibles, the Dalziels commissioned illustrations drawn exclusively from the Old Testament. Therefore, this collection warrants consideration not only for its impressive contributors but also its ambitious attempt to stimulate religious art in a new direction..."
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