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

Tue 6 Mar 2018, 18:00 - 19:30

The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH

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.

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

FREE, booking required 
To register to attend this event, please email [email protected] 
or call 020 7969 5231

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

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