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The Pre-Raphaelite Dream

February 2, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm


2 and 9 February 2018
10.30am – 12.30pm

This course celebrates the art, ideas, and lives of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Everett Millais, William Holman Hunt and other artists associated with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Young, rebellious and idealistic, the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood turned their backs on the dull conventions and mawkish sentimentality of Victorian art and championed the traditions of medieval painting, the realistic depiction of nature, and subjects portraying poetry, modern life, and romantic love. Their work revolutionised the way that painters’ viewed the world, while their unconventional relationships and lifestyles pre-figured modern ideas about artists as Bohemians living outside the norms of respectable society. The course explores the history of the Movement from its origins in the 1840s to its later impact on artists like Edward Burne-Jones and also examines the role of women as models and fellow-artists.

Coffee and pastries included
£30 for two lectures

To Book: call 01787 372958 or


February 2, 2018
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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