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Modern painters, old masters: The Pre-Raphaelites and Italy

This lecture is organised by the British School at Rome. 

In 1848, seven inexperienced young artists set out to revolutionise contemporary art under the name ‘Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood’. But how serious were they about the study and emulation of Italian art before Raphael? This lecture argues that the Pre-Raphaelites were at their most original when they reflected most deeply on the art of the Italian past.

Speaker:
Professor Elizabeth Prettejohn
Professor of History of Art, University of York 

FREE, booking required 
To register to attend this event, please email UKevents@bsrome.it 
or call 020 7969 5231

Image credit: Edward Burne-Jones, The Wheel of Fortune (1875-83) (detail) © Musée d’Orsay, Paris