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PRE-RAPHAELITES and THE BOOK FREE EXHIBITION @ NGA (Feb.17~May 19)

May 19
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“FREE” EXHIBITION
PRE-RAPHAELITES and THE BOOK




A 19th century English art movement inspired by pre-Raphael’s Italian art of the 1300’s
wanting a return to the abundant details, intense colors, and complex compositions


*** EXHIBITION ***
PRE-RAPHAELITES and THE BOOK
FEBRUARY 17 ~ MAY 19, 2013

The NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART - West Bldg. G21

4th & Constitution Ave. NW | Washington DC 20565
WEB SITE >>> http://www.nga.gov/ex...

Many artists of the Pre-Raphaelite circle not only involved themselves in book design and illustration but were also highly regarded poets in their own right.

Organized to complement Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Art and Design, 1848–1900, this installation includes books of poetry by Dante Gabriel Rossetti and William Morris, wood-engraved illustrations by several Pre-Raphaelite artists, and material related to the Kelmscott Press (established by Morris in 1891). Beautifully illustrated books from this press are displayed alongside Morris' elaborate ornament designs and his own manuscript illumination inspired by medieval tomes. Featured works are from the National Gallery of Art Library and the Mark Samuels Lasner Collection, on loan to the University of Delaware Library.



Combining scientific precision, an innovative approach to subject matter, and brilliant, clear colors, Pre-Raphaelitism was Britain's first avant-garde art movement.


Dante Gabriele Rossetti – The Bride


Joseph Noel Paton - Obetron and the Mermaid

Organized by Tate Britain in collaboration with the National Gallery of Art, Washington.

The exhibition is made possible through the generous support of Sally Engelhard Pingree and The Charles Engelhard Foundation.

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