02 March 2008


Today I went to the Millais exhibition at the Van Gogh Museum. Millais is mostly known from this romantic painting of Ophelia.

There was also a section of contemporary art pieces, which have been influenced by Millais's Ophelia. The video of 'Where the wild roses grow' from Nick Cave and Kylie Minogue came to my mind, but the Van Gogh museum has found more reinterpretations.

Carmela Garcia

Helen van Meene

Sam Tayler Wood

To celebrate the exhibition the Van Gogh Museum started a Flickr group, showing more work inspired by Millais. The photo below (made by mpsepulvedaster) made me laugh!

Van Gogh Museum

John Everett Millais at flickr.com.

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