Monday, 15 August 2011

/So behind with this!

I wandered Manchester with John to locate a piece to use for our summer project a couple of weeks back;
We ended up finding a fair few ones that reallyyy attracted us - it was getting really hard to decide XD;
such as  'The Master of Frankfurt' due to it's interesting 3 panelled composition and mysterious missing third panel and 'Albert Square Manchester' by Adolphe Valette as it was very close to us in terms of subject matter.

Finally, however, we found 'The Lady of Shalott' within the Manchester Art Gallery by William Holman Hunt and 'La Mort d'Arthur' by James Archer, both of which referred to the time of King Arthur's reign as well as both originating from the 1800's.

Both images consist of background events such as Merlin being informed of Arthur's passing in 'La Mort d'Arthur' and Lord Lancelot galloping outside as portrayed within 'The Lady of Shallot'. I researched both and found far more interesting content in regards to Hunts 'The Lady of Shalott' and I found myself preferring that piece overall - my partner shared the same interest so we decided to focus on that one instead.

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