The Triumph of Beauty
The Epoch of Salon painting from Makart to Rossetti
5 March – 30 July 2006

Kunsthalle Krems

fig.: Dante Charles Gabriel Rossetti, Venus Verticordia, 1864-68, oil on canvas, 82 x 69 cm © Russel-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth, UK. Supported by the National Art Collections Fund

The exhibition "Triumph of Beauty" presents the bourgeois art of the nineteenth century with various thematic directions: historical and religious painting, mythology and antiquity, the Orient and the exotic, beauty and illusion, modern life, portraits and erotic art. next>>>

The "Salon painting" of Jean Béraud, Henri Gervex from France, John William Waterhouse, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Sir Edward Burne-Jones, Sir William Holman-Hunt from England, or Ilya Repin from Russia are among the greatest exponents.