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Know your Styles 8: Victorian Art

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England, being separate from the continent, developed its own style and subject in art, very much influenced by the values of Queen Victoria. Although, like in France, art drew on contemporary subject matter, it was tinged with didactic and moralising undertones aimed at producing an edifying and improving effect on the Victorian public. There is much to learn about Victorian values from the work of the likes of Frith, Egg and Landseer, and if you were a Victorian, much to be shocked about by the revolutionary work of the Pre-Raphaelites, Rosetti, Millais and Hunt.