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 Chamberlain Square, BIRMINGHAM West Midlands B3 3DH 0121 303 1966