Watts at Home

April 15 2020

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Picture: The Watts Gallery via Smartify

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The Watts Gallery in Compton, Surrey, has been working on a series of short audio tours entitled ‘Watts at Home’. The clips, compiled by curators in lockdown, is hosted by Smartify and is completely free to access.

George Frederic Watts is surely one of the most underrated artists, especially considering his fame in late Victorian Britain. The above self-portrait, completed when the painter was seventeen, just shows you how talented he was. I’d also recommend a series of videos on YouTube made with the gallery’s former curator Richard Jefferies, who provides some of the most memorable interpretations of the artist’s later symbolist works.

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