Pre-Raphaelites Exhibition London Tickets

12 September 2012 - 13 January 2013
at Tate Britain


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Take a fresh look at the Victorian art movement and examine the beautiful, extravagant paintings in a broader historical context at this major retrospective.

With over 150 works on show as part of the Pre-Raphaelites exhibition, London art lovers can take a fresh look at the Victorian art movement and examine the beautiful, extravagant paintings in a broader historical context. The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Pioneered by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Holman Hunt and John Everett Millais, the art of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood has sometimes been dismissed as quaint Victoriana or mere escapism. However, at the Tate Britain Pre-Raphaelites exhibition, London art fans can appreciate the paintings as reflecting the revolutionary ideas the Brotherhood had about the power of art to provoke social change, and the dramatic impact the Pre-Raphaelite movement had on the Victorian art world. Major retrospective Titled Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde, the major retrospective at Tate Britain includes many world famous paintings rarely seen in the UK, including Rossetti's Found, on loan from the USA's Delaware Art Museum. Also at the Pre-Raphaelites exhibition, London art lovers can feast their eyes on iconic Ophelia by John Everett Millais, The Scapegoat by William Holman Hunt, the epic social panorama Work by Ford Madox Brown, and Rossetti's seductive depiction of Lady Lilith. Victorian avant garde Initially inspired by early Renaissance paintings, the Pre-Raphaelite movement is perhaps best remembered today for the detail and colour of its lavish paintings as well as the romanticism of much of its subject matter. Drawing on everything from biblical stories to classical mythology and modern literature, the likes of Madox Brown, Burne-Jones, Millais, Hunt and Rossetti created some breathtaking art, with over 150 such pieces on show at the Tate Britain's Pre-Raphaelites exhibition. London art fans can also take a closer look at sculptures, photography, and Arts and Crafts objects such as furniture and embroideries made by Jane and May Morris. Not just pretty pictures In contrast to their occasional misrepresentation as mere Victorian escapism, the exhibition at Tate Britain suggests that the Pre-Raphaelites were in fact Britain's first modern art movement, whose radical style and ideas defied the conventions of the day. Often confronting social issues and reacting against the increasing industrialisation of Britain, the movement influenced the early Arts and Crafts movement pioneered by the socialist, poet and designer William Morris. In contrast to previous exhibitions on Pre-Raphaelite art, the Tate Britain show features paintings alongside other media, such as early works from the Arts and Crafts movement, to demonstrate the Brotherhood's enduring legacy. The Pre-Raphaelites exhibition London event runs from Wednesday 12th September 2012 - Sunday 13th January 2013. Tate Britain is open from 10am - 6pm daily, and is open late until 10pm on the first Friday of every month. Click back soon for further information on ticket prices. Picasso Exhibition London Edvard Munch Exhibition London Rocking Horse at Trafalgar Square Art Exhibitions London Late Night Exhibitions London Lates London Cirque du Soleil London Kids Exhibitions London Museum Exhibitions London

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