Art Talk: "Victorian Avant-Garde: The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood", by Alfred Escoffier
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Dante Gabriel Rossetti, "Monna Vanna," 1866. Oil on canvas, 35 x 34 in. (88.9 x 86.4 cm). Tate, London, Purchased with assistance from Sir Authur Du Cros Bt and Sir Otto Beit KCMG through the Art Fund 1916, N03054. © Tate, London 2018.
John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Theater
In 1848—a year of political revolution across Europe—seven young Englishmen formed an artistic alliance aspiring to rebel against the contemporary Victorian art world. The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, including William Holman Hunt, John Everett Millais, and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, defied idealized figures popularized by Raphael and other High Renaissance artists to reflect the simplicity, spirituality, and beauty they found in late medieval and early Renaissance art. Truth and Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelites and the Old Masters is the first major exhibition to juxtapose examples by the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood with works that inspired its members, including Italian old masters Fra Angelico and Pietro Perugino and their Northern contemporaries Jan van Eyck and Hans Memling.
The Art Talks program features entertaining, educational art talks delivered by museum docents, available on location to community groups throughout the Bay Area and on site at the Legion of Honor.
Free after general museum admission. No reservations.
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