"The exhibition will argue that the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood – a movement led by William Holman Hunt, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and John Everett Millais – were radicals in terms of technique, choice of subject matter, composition and the way they engaged with the viewer. They explored social, moral and political issues in a way that was new and often shocking.I wonder if any of the Walker Art Gallery's collection is to be loaned? Sometimes that can lead to lesser seen items from the collection briefly finding wall space.
"Smith said the gallery had been planning and negotiating loans for the past five years. Among the highlights will be Hunt's Lady of Shalott, owned by the Wadsworth Atheneum in Connecticut, which has not been seen in the UK since 1951. More than 150 works are due to be exhibited along with photography, furniture and sculpture."
Art Tate Britain's summer show will be the Pre-Raphaelites and the aim will be to attempt to break them from the assumed Victorian formality and demonstrate the avant-gardism they represented:
Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2012