Seductive exhibition

Dante Gabriel Rossetti
27.02.04 – 06.06.04
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

“Today, British artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828?1882) is known mainly by the popular reproductions of his portraits of red-headed femmes fatales. He developed his trademark female figure around 1860, inspired by Italian Renaissance portraits.

His paintings symbolise woman’s erotic power over man, and depict the lust and passion evoked by the female figure. At the same time, the modern character of his seductive women transcends their Victorian context. This is the first retrospective of this all-round artist in the Netherlands.”