ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM OF ART AND ARCHEOLOGY
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ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
“Few people have examined the large number of Pre-Raphaelite drawings and watercolours held in the Western Art Print Room. Even enthusiasts and scholars have rarely looked at more than a selection. This exhibition makes it possible to see a wide range of these fragile works together. They offer an intimate and rare glimpse into the world of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and the artists associated with the movement. The exhibition includes works of extraordinary beauty, from the portraits they made of each other, studies for paintings and commissions, to subjects taken from history, literature and landscape.
In 1848 seven young artists, including John Everett Millais, William Holman Hunt and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, resolved to rebel against the academic teaching of the Royal Academy of Arts. They proposed a new mode of working, forward-looking despite the movement’s name, which would depart from the ‘mannered’ style of artists who came after Raphael. The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (PRB) set out to paint with originality and authenticity by studying nature, celebrating their friends and heroes and taking inspiration from the art and poetry about which they were passionate. This innovative approach and their characteristic styles influenced younger generations of British artists well into the 20th century.”
15 July – 27 Nov 2022
AONIA SAYS - DIGITAL PROGRAMME
Following a 5-week show in 2021, The Pre-Raphaelite exhibition is back at the Ashmolean Museum this summer, paying homage to a famous group of British artists from the 19th century. Works by John Everett Millais, William Holman and Dante Gabriel Rosetti can be found on display, celebrating the artist’s picturesque subjects and masterful techniques. You can also enjoy more about the artists and their works with the Ashmolean’s online talks that explore their landscapes and seascapes in addition to the brotherhood’s legendary influence that remains prevalent to this day. Scroll down to find out more.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS & CREDITS
Exhibition Organized by the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology
Image & copy credit: © Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology
Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828–82)
The Day Dream, 1872–8
Pastel and black chalk on tinted paper, 104.8 × 76.8 cm