The Pre-Raphaelites- Talk by Maria Bell-Salter

  • The Art Fund |
  • Talk |
  • Wednesday 3 October 2012 - 18:30 until 20:00

Tate Britain’s major show this autumn aims to establish the Pre-Raphaelites as the Victorian avant-garde. The group, led by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Holman Hunt and John Everett Millais, scorned the mid-19th century art establishment and, inspired by early Renaissance painting, formed Britain’s first modern art movement. Together with William Morris, their reaction to an increasingly industrialised society served as a catalyst to set new standards across the spectrum of the fine and decorative arts. In this talk, Maria Bell-Salter will explore the Pre-Raphaelites’ development, their best-known works and their commitment to the idea of art’s potential to change society.

Venue details

The Art Fund
Millais House, 7 Cromwell Place London SW7 2JN