Organised by the Sussex Volunteer Fundraising Committee

Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites

  • Danny House |
  • Lecture |
  • Thursday 19 October 2017 - 13:45 until 16:30


A talk by Daphne Lawson, lecturer in Art History at the Herstmonceux Castle campus of Queen’s University, Canada.

To mark the National Gallery exhibition about Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites which opens on 2 October, this talk looks at the huge impact Van Eyck had on the style and development of this new Victorian avant-garde movement. The "Arnolfini Double Portrait" was purchased by the National Gallery in 1842, and the lecture traces the possible meanings behind this painting and how it affected the technique and iconography of the Pre-Raphaelites. The talk will explore Holman Hunt's use of the convex mirror in his "Lady of Shalott”, will look at Millais's wet white technique and Gothicism in his "Mariana", and consider why an enclosed domestic interior characterises so many Pre-Raphaelite paintings.

This event has been organised by the Sussex Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.

Venue details

Danny House
New Way Lane, Hurstpierpoint West Sussex BN6 9BB