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Victorian Era Artists: painters, musicians, dramatists, writers and poets

The artists during the Victorian period can be classified into painters, musicians, dramatists, writers, and poets.

Famous painters of the Victorian era

Some of the famous painters of the Victorian era were William Blake, Thomas Cola, Auguste Rodin, Camille Pissarra, Albert Bierstadt, Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas. William Blake was not only a painter but also a poet of the Romantic Age. These eminent painters belonged to the 19th century Romantic period in Victorian England. The Romanticism along with Realism gave rise to Impressionism.

Famous Musicians from Victorian times

The next category of artists was the Musicians. Beethoven, Alexander Borodin, Gustar Mahler and Franz Liszt were some of the popular 19th-century musicians. During the 19th century, Romantic-style music was in vogue. Beethoven was regarded as an important figure in the transitional period between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western classical music.

Famous Victorian Dramatists

During the Victorian era, the drama was a developing form of art. Some of the popular figures in this field were Sir W.S.Gilbert, Sullivan, George Shaw and Oscar Wilde. Sir Gilbert was a dramatist, poet, and illustrator best known for his fourteen comic operas produced with Sir Sullivan.

The most famous of the operas were H.M.S Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance and The Mikado. Sir Gilbert even wrote the Bab Ballads which was a compilation of light verses with his comical drawings. Oscar Wilde was known for his 1895 comic masterpiece titled The Importance of Being Earnest.

Influential Victorian Poets

The works of popular poets of the Victorian era like Tennyson, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert Browning, Matthew Arnold and others were regarded as a bridge between the earlier and the modernist poetry of the next century. Alfred Tennyson was the favorite poet in the court of Queen Victoria.

Tennyson along with Elizabeth and Robert Browning wrote High Victorian poetry. The poems by Matthew Arnold and Gerard Manley Hopkins were between exultation of nature of the Romantic poetry and Georgian Poetry.

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