The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood are amongst the most loved artists of the 19th century. They looked back to the simplicity and directness of Mediaeval and Renaissance art with naturalistic poses and the use of brilliant colour, painting with originality and authenticity. They celebrated their friends and heroes and took inspiration from the art and poetry about which they were passionate.
This outstanding international exhibition draws from the extraordinary collections of the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford to tell the story of the artists, their lives and loves, bringing to life the world of John Ruskin, William and Jane Morris, Edward Burne-Jones, John Everett Millais, Holman Hunt, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Lizzie Siddal.
These rarely-seen, often fragile art works offer an intimate and rare look into the world of the Pre-Raphaelite artists, models and friends. It includes works of extraordinary beauty, from the portraits they made of each other, studies for paintings and commissions, to subjects taken from history, literature and landscape.
Pre-Raphaelites: Drawings and watercolours is presented in Australia exclusively by the Art Gallery of Ballarat.
Tickets giving entry to both exhibitions are available from the website.
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Caters for people who are deaf or have hearing loss.
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Art Gallery of Ballarat - Level entry from Lydiard Street via self-opening doors. Accessible toilet on the ground floor. Hearing augmentation equipment is available. Small elevator services the two levels. Large power wheelchairs and mobility scooters may require the service elevator to gain access to the second level. All spaces are large and easy to navigate.
20 May - 06 Aug
10:00am - 5:00pm
Art Gallery of Ballarat 40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat Central VIC 3350