The Pre-Raphaelites- Talk by Maria Bell-Salter
Talk | The Art Fund
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.