Thursday, September 4

The Pre-Raphaelite Legacy - British Art and Design

"The Pre-Raphaelites galvanized the British art world in the second half of the nineteenth century with a creative vision that resonates to this day. Rejecting contemporary academic practice as vacuous and stifling, they sought to produce work that was vivid, sincere, and uplifting. Their name affirms their initial sources of inspiration: medieval and early Renaissance art from before the era of Raphael. Originally championed by a small, secret brotherhood, the movement swiftly gained adherents, who introduced new approaches and ambitions."
MetMuseum: Selected Exhibition Objects
NY Times: Pining for a Burnished Time, Long Ago and Far Away