This is the first of the posts recommending current exhibitions in London and elsewhere. We recommend that Level 4 students visit one of these exhibitions to choose an image or an object for their first essay.
Tate Britain: The Pre-Raphaelites The Victorian Avant-Garde until 13th Jan 2013
Combining rebellion, beauty, scientific precision and imaginative grandeur, thePre-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. (Tate Britain website, http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/exhibition/pre-raphaelites-victorian-avant-garde