Sex and Death in Pre-Raphaelite Art

  • Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery |
  • Talk |
  • Sunday 9 October 2011 - 14:00 until 18:00
A talk by Franny Moyle in association with the Art Fund

The Pre-Raphaelites are often accused of melodrama; their work is laden with images of doomed lovers and suicidal women. Franny Moyle explores the social and political background to these tragic images and reveals some of the real-life love affairs that inspired these fascinating paintings.

Franny Moyle has a degree in English and History of Art from St John's College, Cambridge and is the author of Desperate Romantics. She enjoyed a career in arts programming at the BBC that culminated in her becoming the corporation's first Commissioner for Arts and Culture. She is now a freelance executive producer and writer as well as a director of the Hackney Empire, which is near her home in East London. She is married with three children.

Venue details

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham West Midlands B3 3DH 0121 348 8000 www.birminghammuseums.org.uk