Sunday, 17 July 2011

The Pre-Raphaelites Exhibition – London 2012

The Tate Gallery in London has announced a major exhibition of Pre-Raphaelite paintings between the 12th of September 2012 and the 13th of January 2013.

Open from 10am - 6pm daily, the gallery will be exhibiting over 150 works in different media, including painting, sculpture, photography and the applied arts.

The exhibition includes many famous Pre-Raphaelite works rarely seen in the UK,  including Rossetti's Found, (on loan from the Delaware Art Museum) Ophelia by John Everett Millais, The Scapegoat by Holman Hunt, the epic social panorama Work by Ford Madox Brown and Rossetti's Lady Lilith.

Rossetti wrote that his Lady Lilith ". . . represents a Modern Lilith combing out her abundant golden hair and gazing on herself in the glass with that self-absorption by whose strange fascination such natures draw others within their own circle."

The Tate also plans to re-introduce a number of rarely seen masterpieces, including Ford Madox Brown’s polemical Work from 1852-1865 and Philip Webb and Burne-Jones’s The Prioress’s Tale wardrobe of 1858.

The Pre-Raphaelites exhibition London event runs from Wednesday 12th September 2012 - Sunday 13th January 2013. Tate Britain is open from 10am - 6pm daily and is open late until 10pm on the first Friday of every month.