Jigsaw – An Ancient Melody

Jigsaw – An Ancient Melody

Piece together this jigsaw puzzle of An Ancient Melody by William Henry Longmaid (1835–1919) from our collection.

Longmaid was an art teacher in Southport in the 19th century. He worked in a typically ‘Aesthetic’ style, demonstrating the art critic Walter Pater’s idea, that ‘art aspires to the condition of music’. In this painting the subject or narrative is played down and more abstract qualities of form and composition take precedence.

An Ancient Melody is featured in our upcoming exhibition The Triumph of Art, available to view online ahead of the gallery display. The exhibition celebrates the restoration of The Triumph of art by Nicolas-Pierre Loir (1624 – 1679), given to us in the late 1800s. The exhibition also features highlights from The Atkinson’s collection, reflecting the art forms portrayed in ‘The Triumph of Art’, including portraiture, sculpture, music and painting.

View The Triumph of Art exhibition online here.

Posted on 24 May 2020 under At Home Activities, Exhibition, Gallery, General news

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