Notice of Co-Sponsorship of "Exhibition of John Everett Millais, Giant of the Victorian Age"
August 8, 2008

As part of our cultural and social contribution program, Daiwabo Information System will co-sponsor the "Exhibition of John Everett Millais, Giant of the Victorian Age" organized by the Asahi Shimbun.

This exhibition is designed to give an overview of John Everett Millais (1829-1896), an English painter of the 19th century. Born into a rich family, he demonstrated his talent at an early age. Although granted admission to the Royal Academy at the lowest-ever age of 11 in 1840, he was not satisfied with their teaching methods and obsolete customs. He set up the "Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood" with Dante Gabriel Rossetti and William Holman Hunt in the autumn of 1848. His masterpiece "Ophelia" gave him a leading role in this innovative artistic movement.

This exhibition is organized to exhibit the wide variety of his works, created from his teens to much later in life and is based on the latest academic research.

In the autumn of 2007, it was held as an autonomous exhibition at Tate Britain in London, then at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam in the spring of 2008. It will be held at the Museum of Tokyo Bunkamura from August to October.

Period: Sunday, August 30-Sunday, October 26, 2008
Venue: The Museum of Tokyo Bunkamura

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