Pre-Raphaelite focus at Tate Britain

Date Posted: 27/07/2012

London art gallery, the Tate Britain, will exhibit Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde from the 12th September to the 13th January.

Combining rebellion, revivalism, scientific precision and imaginative grandeur, the Pre-Raphaelites constitute Britain’s first modern art movement.

Led by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Holman Hunt and John Everett Millais, the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (PRB) rebelled against the art establishment of the mid-19th century, taking inspiration from early Renaissance painting.

This display will bring together over 150 works in different media, including painting, sculpture, photography and the applied arts, revealing the Pre-Raphaelites to be advanced in their approach to every genre.

It will show the Pre-Raphaelite environment to be widely encompassing in its reach across the fine and decorative arts, in response to a fast-changing religious and political backdrop, and in its relationship to women practitioners.

Guided tours for groups

Pre-Raphaelites guided exhibition tours take place Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 12.15pm and groups of ten or more must book their visit to Tate Britain.

For further group travel information contact:

020-7887 8888
www.tate.org.uk

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