Watts & Victorian Literature

Watts & Victorian Literature

Posted on 23 Mar 2017, 10:43 a.m. by Admin

Art and literature were the two most influential art forms of the Victorian period, and it is only fitting that Watts described his paintings as ‘poems painted on canvas’.

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Object of the Month: Satan, 1847

Object of the Month: Satan, 1847

Posted on 16 Mar 2017, 9 a.m. by Admin

Curator Dr Nicholas Tromans selects March's Object of the Month from the Watts Gallery Trust collection.

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G F Watts: the Victorian painter who inspired Obama

G F Watts: the Victorian painter who inspired Obama

Posted on 13 Mar 2017, 2:01 p.m. by Lucy Ashley

Paintings by GF Watts have influenced figures as diverse as EM Forster and Barack Obama. Two hundred years after his birth, he stands out as one of the most distinctive – and elusive – painters of his times...

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Freshwater by Virginia Woolf

Freshwater by Virginia Woolf

Posted on 9 Mar 2017, 9 a.m. by Admin

On 24 and 25 March 2017, Compton Little Theatre will perform this entertaining little play as part of the Watts 200 Bicentenary celebrations. Discover how the play came to be written and Virginia Woolf’s reason for setting it at Freshwater Bay on the Isle of Wight.

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Object of the Month: Self-portrait Aged Seventeen, 1834

Object of the Month: Self-portrait Aged Seventeen, 1834

Posted on 16 Feb 2017, 9 a.m. by Admin

Assistant Curator Dr Cicely Robinson selects February's Object of the Month from the Watts Gallery Trust collection.

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Coming Soon: Watts 200

Coming Soon: Watts 200

Posted on 7 Feb 2017, 2:47 p.m. by Admin

Join us in 2017 as we celebrate 200 years since the birth of our founder, G F Watts.

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Remembering Mary Wondrausch (1923 - 2016)

Remembering Mary Wondrausch (1923 - 2016)

Posted on 26 Jan 2017, 4:18 p.m. by Admin

Watts Gallery - Artists' Village remembers Mary Wondrausch OBE (1923-2016), one of Britain's most respected ceramicists.

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Object of the Month: Clytie, c. 1865-69

Object of the Month: Clytie, c. 1865-69

Posted on 20 Jan 2017, 9 a.m. by Admin

Curatorial Fellow Dr Beatrice Bertram selects our first Object of the Month from the Watts Gallery Trust collection.

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An Introduction to #Watts200

An Introduction to #Watts200

Posted on 6 Jan 2017, 2:58 p.m. by Lucy Ashley

An Introduction to #Watts200 by our Director Perdita Hunt.

‘The aims of art are not different from the aims of life in general – which should be to add as much as possible to the good of the world’

G F Watts OM RA

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Remembering Giles Waterfield

Remembering Giles Waterfield

Posted on 30 Nov 2016, 10:05 a.m. by Admin

The British museum world has lost one of its most effective and well-loved advocates, as Giles Waterfield passed away on 5 November 2016.

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