Pre-Raphaelites: Beauty and Rebellion Feb – June 2016

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This major new exhibition, showcasing more than 120 paintings by leading Pre-Raphaelite artists, will highlight Liverpool’s significant role in the art movement, reinforcing the city’s position as the Victorian art capital of the north.

Through some of the most enduring and popular works of the period, National Museums Liverpool has worked with one of the world’s leading Pre-Raphaelite experts, Christopher Newall, to produce an exhibition which reveals the full extent of a Northern art scene that rivalled London in Victorian England.

Paintings on loan from institutions and private collections across the UK – many of which have never been on public display before – and key pieces from National Museums Liverpool’s own collections, will feature.

The exhibition will examine the relationship between artists like Ford Madox Brown and Dante Gabriel Rossetti with their Liverpool contemporaries, collectors, and the institutions that welcomed them, while also looking at the patrons who commissioned them, many of whom had Liverpool connections.

Accompanied by a full-colour 128-page catalogue, the exhibition will present fascinating new research into Pre-Raphaelite painters and collectors in Northern England, through the legacy of the glorious artworks they left behind.

Where: Walker Art Gallery, William Brown Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 8EL

When: 12th February to 5th June 2016

Cost:

Concession £5.00 per ticket
Adult Ticket £7.00 per ticket
Visitors aged 18 and under enter free Free

 

Source: http://www.visitliverpool.com/whats-on/pre-raphaelites-beauty-and-rebellion-p386751

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