Tate Britain: Women in Victorian Art
The range of subjects covered by Victorian artists in England was unprecedented in British Art. Women were often the focus, whether as a medieval lady, a contemporary prostitute or a literary heroine.
Victorian paintings often have a strong moral meaning and artists used women to illustrate these messages. These paintings can provide an interesting commentary and insight into women's lives during the 19th century.
The style of painting also changed throughout the century and we will examine the different types of approach, from polished realism to impressionism. I
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