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Special Meetup: Belgravia Gallery W1

Belgravia Gallery


Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde

A talk by Lydia Bauman based on the exhibition currently at Tate Britain

Thursday 29 November[masked]:30 – 8.00 PM

Belgravia Gallery 45 Albemarle Street London W1S 4JL

Tickets £10 in advance, £15 on the door*

Wine and nibbles

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Sebastian Hunter *proceeds from ticket sales will go to The Sebastian Hunter Memorial Trust

This will be Lydia Bauman’s fourth art talk of 2012 for The Sebastian Hunter Memorial Trust.

Pre-Raphaelite: Victorian Avant-Garde is currently showing at the Tate Britain (12 September 2012 – 13 January 2013). The exhibition establishes the Pre Raphaelites as an early example of avant- garde painting, as the painters were self-consciously overturning orthodoxy and establishing new parameters for modern painting and design. Combining rebellion, beauty, scientific precision and imaginative grandeur, they were truly Britain’s first modern art movement. Bauman’s talk will investigate the Pre Raphaelites as the first avant-garde painters, and open up the discussion of their place in British Art History.

Lydia Bauman is an artist and art historian. Educated in Britain, completing a BA Hons in Fine Art at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and she was awarded an MA in History of Art with Distinction from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London. She has worked as art critic for BBC Radio External Services and Radio Free Europe. She is also a translator and art history lecturer, notably at the National Gallery, London.

Belgravia Gallery Belgravia Gallery, 45 Albemarle Street, London, W1S 4JL
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  • Nicholas F.

    Would love to have attended, but work is keeping me in Dublin until Thursday evening....

    November 23, 2012

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