domenica 25 novembre 2012


Tate Britain: Exhibition
Fino al 13 January 2013

“By far the best exhibition of Pre-Raphaelite art I have seen” 

Jonathan Jones, Guardian

“The Pre-Raphaelites are revealed as the cutting edge of art “ 

Rachel Campbell-Johnston, Times

Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde is proving very popular, so please see our suggestions below for the easiest ways to see the exhibition.
Combining rebellion, beauty, scientific precision and imaginative grandeur, the Pre-Raphaelites constitute Britain’s first modern art movement. This exhibition brings 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. 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-nineteenth century, taking inspiration from early Renaissance painting.
The exhibition establishes the PRB as an early example of the avant-garde: painters who self-consciously overturned orthodoxy and established a new benchmark for modern painting and design. It will include many famous Pre-Raphaelite works, and will also re-introduce some rarely seen masterpieces including Ford Madox Brown’s polemical Work 1852–65 and the 1858 wardrobe designed by Philip Webb and painted by Edward Burne-Jones on the theme of The Prioress’s Tale.
You’ll also see John Everett Millais’s first painting ‘en plein air’ entitled: Ferdinand Lured by Ariel 1849-50 and the politically charged: A Huguenot, on St Bartholomew’s Day, refusing to shield himself from danger by wearing the Roman Catholic Badge 1851-2.
The exhibition shows that the Pre-Raphaelite environment was 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

clip_image001Dante Gabriel Rossetti - The Beloved ('The Bride') 1865/6
Oil on canvas

clip_image003Sir John Everett Millais, Bt  - Ophelia 1851/2
Oil on canvas

clip_image005William Morris’s Bed - © Society of Antiquaries of London. Kelmscott Manor Collections Photo: Tate 

clip_image006Dante Gabriel Rossetti  - Lady Lilith 1866/8 - Delaware Art Museum, Samuel and Mary R. Bancroft Memorial 1935

clip_image008Edward Coley Burne-Jones  - Laus Veneris 1873–1878 - © Tyne & Wear Archives and Museums

clip_image009Edward Coley Burne-Jones  - The Prioress’s Tale Wardrobe 1858 - © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

clip_image011Henry Wallis - Chatterton 1856 - Oil on canvas
support: 622 x 933 mm frame: 905 x 1205 x 132 mm
Bequeathed by Charles Gent Clement 1899

clip_image012Edward Coley Burne-Jones - Maria Zambaco 1870 - Clemens-Sels Museum, Neuss

clip_image013Alexander Munro - Young Romilly 1863 - National Galleries of Scotland

clip_image015Peacock and bird carpet c.1800s - © William Morris Gallery, London Borough of Waltham Forest

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