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Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde - exhibition

Combining rebellion, beauty, scientific precision and imaginative grandeur, the Pre-Raphaelites constitute Britain’s first modern art movement. This exhibition brings together over 150 works in different media, including painting, sculpture, photography and the applied arts, revealing the Pre-Raphaelites to be advanced in their approach to every genre. Led by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Holman Hunt and John Everett Millais, the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (PRB) rebelled against the art establishment of the mid-nineteenth century, taking inspiration from early Renaissance painting.

The exhibition establishes the PRB as an early example of the avant-garde: painters who self-consciously overturned orthodoxy and established a new benchmark for modern painting and design. It will include many famous Pre-Raphaelite works, and will also re-introduce some rarely seen masterpieces including Ford Madox Brown’s polemical Work 1852–65 and the 1858 wardrobe designed by Philip Webb and painted by Edward Burne-Jones on the theme of The Prioress’s Tale.

The exhibition seems to be very popular, so please book tickets in advance. Tickets are 14 pounds. (It's also possible to get a Tate membership for 60pounds and all exhibitions free for a year.)

The online booking system of the Tate didn't work for a couple of days, but now it works again. It's best if you get your ticket now, since they do sometimes sell out and you might not be able to get a ticket on the evening.

I suggest to go at the Friday, 4th January, since the Tate Britain is open until 10pm on fridays. We will meet at the Manton entrance (Atterbury St.) at 7pm. I will have a meetup sign. If you can't find our group, my mobile number is[masked] 7724.
Please RSVP only if you are able to come.

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  • vanessa

    The exhibit was exquisite - and the group very friendly

    January 7, 2013

  • Gina

    Thanks for a lovely evening, I really enjoyed seeing all those wonderful pictures and meeting new people!

    January 5, 2013

  • Sandra

    Great exhibition - like Anna I thought it was much better than expected

    January 5, 2013

  • Mehdi

    Fine exhibition. Always a pleasure to see familiar faces and meet new ones. Thanks Uli!

    January 5, 2013

  • Pedro

    Very good exhibition and some friendly heart lovers. Very good event!

    January 4, 2013

  • Francesca

    Fantastic exhibition, and enjoyed meeting up in the pub after. Thank you Uli!

    January 4, 2013

  • Anna

    Great exhibition, much better than expected!

    January 4, 2013

  • Pedro

    Hi. First meeting with this group. Any plans for the after exhibition, or just go with the flow?

    January 1, 2013

    • Uli

      Hi, yes, we will go to a pub, the Morpeth Arms, afterwards for a chat. See you!

      1 · January 1, 2013

  • michael p.

    It is a great exhibition but be warned,rather crowded!

    1 · December 12, 2012

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