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Frederick William Burton: for the love of art

Exhibition October 25, 2017 − January 14, 2018
National Museum of Irelandis exhibition "Frederick William Burton: for the sake of love of art". This exposition is a unique opportunity to get acquainted with the works of the famous watercolor artist of the Victorian era.

The exhibition center will serve as a painting "Hellellila and Hildebrand: meeting on the tower steps", recognized in 2012 as a favorite painting by the Irish. The creation of this masterpiece of Burton inspired a medieval Danish ballad. It spoke of the girl Hellelila, who fell in love with her guard Hildebrand, who reciprocated her. The artist painted two beloved, who are not meant to be together, at the time of their last meeting.

The exposition will unite more than 70 works by Frederick Burton, as well as paintings of artists who influenced his work - such as, for example, Evard Burne-Jones, Daniel McLeish, William Mulder, Ford Brown and others. The special accents of the exhibition, which will last from October 25, 2017 to January 14, 2018 - pictures of the "German period" of Burton, as well as the impact on his creativity of meeting with the masters of the Pre-Raphaelite circle in London.